Love Minus Love

Love Minus Love

by Wayne Holloway-Smith


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Wayne Holloway-Smith’s second collection Love Minus Love is an emotionally intense exploration of a fragmented personal universe. Its seemingly fixed boundaries of masculinity, family, trauma and mental health are blurred and glued back together through the poems in search of a new sense of identity. Wayne Holloway-Smith's debut collection Alarum was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize and the Roehampton Poetry Prize as well as being a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice. His poem 'the posh mums are boxing in the square' – included in Love Minus Love – won first prize in the Poetry Society's 2018 National Poetry Competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780375083
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,108,128
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Wayne Holloway-Smith was born in Wiltshire and lives in London. He received his PhD in English and Creative Writing from Brunel University in 2015. He co-edits the online journal Poems in Which and teaches at the University of Hertfordshire. His pocketbook, Beloved, in case you’ve been wondering was published by Donut Press in 2011, and he won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2016. His first book-length collection, Alarum (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) was a Poetry Book Society Wildcard Choice for Winter 2017, was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2017 and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection 2018, and was also longlisted for the 2019 Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. He won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2016. His chapbook, I Can’t Wait for the Wending, was published by Test Centre Publications in 2018. He won the National Poetry Competition 2018 for his poem ‘The posh mums are boxing in the square’. His second collection, Love Minus Love, is published by Bloodaxe in 2020.

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