Composed mainly of anagrams and rearrangements of words, Tom Duckworth's Happy Fat Children and Protein Enhancers creates witty, eccentric poetry out of road signs, bank notes and crisp packets. The author describes his poems as "mathematical problems to which I have found a particular solution for."
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About the Author
Tom Duckworth is 22 years old and lives in Exeter. He found that writing poems provided one of many ways to avoid revision for his final University exams which was when most of his work was written. Tom is a fan of the American comedian Demetri Martin, and his poems were largely inspired from having seen Demetri in his brilliant 2003 comedy show entitled ‘If I’. In the end Tom did pass all his exams (…nearly) and graduated with a degree in physics, a real mans degree, yet still couldn’t find a proper job. Crazily, he decided it would be a good idea, for now, to stay in academia and currently works researching physics at the University of Exeter. You’ll often find him in a darkened room playing with green laser light and a camera to take pictures of it.