Tom Sastry

Tom Sastry once co-edited a book of poems about the future which turned into a collection of poems about the apocalypse because no-one could believe he would want to read anything remotely cheerful. In an effort to reinvent himself as a ray of sunshine, he is currently working on a new collection called Life expectancy begins to fall. Like his existing books it will be political, ironic, emotional, morbid and funny in all the wrong places. His pamphlet Complicity (2016) was a Poetry School Book of the Year and a Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice. His first collection A Man's House Catches Fire (2019) was highly commended in the Forward Prize and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney First Collection Prize.



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The Expression Stage (Talks, Millennium square)

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