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by Carey Wood-Duffy

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Short, sharp poems from a daring new voice

For years, Carey Wood-Duffy has been posting online Polaroid-style photographs of homemade aphorisms and short, sharp poems, hammered out on an old-school typewriter. Now, for the first time, the best of Carey's work is brought together here.

From the burlesque show to the beatnik's pad and from the unzipped moment to the torn heart, this is an intimate portrait in words of 'The American' abroad, full of passion with zero regrets. So shake yourself a cocktail (or two) and climb between these covers.

Grit will appeal to general readers of poetry and to lesbian and genderqueer readers looking to see their own lives reflected in verse. The work is accessible, emotive and often sexy, and the book has an attractive small format, with a nod to Allen Ginsberg's Howl.


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About the author

Carey Wood-Duffy is an American poet from New Jersey, currently moored in Cardiff and working as an equality officer. Grit is Carey's first book and is being promoted with readings and events. The author is available for interviews and bookings and can be contacted direct:




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Grit book cover

by Carey Wood-Duffy

Published in August 2014
by Tollington Press

Price £7.99
Paperback, 80 pages

ISBN 978-1-909347-03-8

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