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'Her scary, unsettling voice seems unexpected in poetry, and cuts her free of the crowd' said The Times of Smith's earlier work. Her latest, unputdownable collection is as unpredictable as ever – including as it does the spaghetti harvest and the drought of 1976, vegetarian hangovers, horse-racing, teenage girls inhaling helium and cats brought in a case through customs. Sexy, sassy and recklessly wise writing.


'Catherine Smith's poems are at once visceral and delicate. The mythical seeps through the tang and stench of the everyday and asserts itself, triumphant and strange' — Sasha Dugdale

'Seductive and hugely enjoyable ... a celebration of the human condition by a poet at the top of her game' — Neil Rollinson

Catherine Smith was a first stage winner in The Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet competition, 2001, with The New Bride, which was short-listed for The Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her first fulllength collection, The Butcher's Hands (2003), was a PBS recommendation and short-listed for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. Lip (2008) was short-listed for the Forward Prize.

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