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Michael Laskey


Books

Books


The Man Alone (2008)
Published by Smith/Doorstep Books


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Living by the Sea (2007)
Published by Smith/Doorstep Books


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Permission to Breathe (2004)
Published by Smith/Doorstep Books

Read poems from this book:
Nobody
The Corpse

Mark Halliday examines poems from 'Permission to Breathe'

Craig Raine examines poems from 'Permission to Breathe'.

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'In Permission to Breathe, Michael Laskey shows himself to be our poetic Alan Bennett - a genius of, as it were, biscuit barrels and wry grief. Unflinching, subtle, clear, emotionally precise, uncensored, touching, occasionally erotic, particular, these are very, very good poems.'

- Craig Raine

'An edgy wit gives the poems a sharpness and clarity that is the hallmark of his distinctive brand of intelligent, feeling, writing.'

- PBS Bulletin, Spring 1999



The Tightrope Wedding (1999)
Published by Smith/Doorstep Books

Read poems from this book:
The Clothes-Peg
The Last Swim

Michael O'Neill reviews 'The Tightrope Wedding'.

Naomi Jaffa examines 'The Last Swim' from 'The Tightrope Wedding'.

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'Fluent, likeable, user-friendly poems.'

- Fleur Adcock, Sunday Times

'There is an engaging warmth in these poems, and a remarkable imagination'

- William Scammell, Independent on Sunday

'A sustaining book, sensitive in insight and cadence'

- Michael Hulse, Poetry Review

'An unflinching celebration'

- Tessa Lewis, PN Review



Still Available!
Thinking of Happiness (1991)
Published by Peterloo Poets

A few rare copies in perfect condition of Thinking of Happiness which is long out of print in return for £7 cheque (£5.95 cover price and £1.05 post and packaging) made payable to Michael Laskey and posted to Goldings, Goldings Lane, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4EB. Signed copies, if required.

Read poems from this book:
Meeting Our Father
Registers

Tessa Lewis reviews 'Thinking of Happiness'.

Content


DIARY


23—28 September 2013
Totleigh Barton
Arvon Course with Helena Nelson Rekindling the Passion
9 November 2013
Mass Workshop with Jeni Smith at the twenty-fifth Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
11—15 November
Poetry Trust Advanced Seminar for the Aldeburgh Eight with Peter Sansom

Links:


The Poetry Trust
The Aldeburgh Festival