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Where Earwigs Dare
     

Where Earwigs Dare

by Matt Harvey, David Hughes (Illustrator)
 

With celebratory verses on vegetables and vagueness; insects and alcohol; kippers, quantum physics, and recycling, Matt Harvey's collection of poems exuberantly reaffirms his status as someone who's really good at this sort of thing. Horticultural, whimsical, ecological, political, and just plain funny, Where Earwigs Dare contains a rich biodiversity of

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With celebratory verses on vegetables and vagueness; insects and alcohol; kippers, quantum physics, and recycling, Matt Harvey's collection of poems exuberantly reaffirms his status as someone who's really good at this sort of thing. Horticultural, whimsical, ecological, political, and just plain funny, Where Earwigs Dare contains a rich biodiversity of verse—some recycled from Matt's appearances on Radio 4's Saturday Live and his stint writing “Desktop Poetry” for the Guardian, others that bubbled doggedly up of their own accord from a grim sense of joie de vivre. There's enough stuff about potatoes and leeks, about clouds, sheds, and slugs to qualify as a Green Book—and enough about kippers and cows, pain relief, petty theft, and public nudity to qualify as a typical Harvey offering. There is also an introduction to Empath Man, contemporary superhero who fights crime through his advanced listening skills and ability to stay open and vulnerable in a tight situation.

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“With wordplay, wistfulness, poignancy, and po-faced cheek, Matt Harvey's second collection of poems is an amusing and rewarding read.”  —Positive News newspaper

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781900322874
Publisher:
UIT Cambridge
Publication date:
10/22/2010
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Matt Harvey is a poet who performs at festivals, cabarets, conferences, and colleges. He is founder of Wondermentalist, the comedy-infused, musically enhanced, slightly interactive poetry cabaret.

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