Mark Hyatt

So Much for Life: Selected Poems

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A long awaited collection of poems by Mark Hyatt, one of the great lost writers of mid-century British poetry.


Scarcely published in his lifetime, Hyatt's work -survives thanks to the intervention of poets and friends who saved his manuscripts and kept his poems in circulation. Queer in the decades before Gay Liberation; Romani; incarcerated in prisons and asylums; illiterate into adulthood: it's tempting to read Hyatt according to the familiar script of the doomed poet, resounding with loneliness and isolation. But his poetry--"hot and tender," funny and sad--tells another story: of love, liberatory commitment, and desire.

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Published by: Nightboat Books
Pub date: 06/06/2023
Binding type: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781643621784
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  • Description
    A long awaited collection of poems by Mark Hyatt, one of the great lost writers of mid-century British poetry.


    Scarcely published in his lifetime, Hyatt's work -survives thanks to the intervention of poets and friends who saved his manuscripts and kept his poems in circulation. Queer in the decades before Gay Liberation; Romani; incarcerated in prisons and asylums; illiterate into adulthood: it's tempting to read Hyatt according to the familiar script of the doomed poet, resounding with loneliness and isolation. But his poetry--"hot and tender," funny and sad--tells another story: of love, liberatory commitment, and desire.