From the moving elegy 'Defying Gravity' to the
entertainingly surreal 'Your Favourite Hat' in this collection of
poetry, Roger McGough comes to terms with painful personal memories
as well as confronting fears that are universal. Whether he is
observing the eccentricities of contemporary life or the oddities of
human feeling, his verses sparkle with verbal dexterity, irreverent
wit, irony and heartfelt compassion.
'... The title poem ... is pure
McGough - both ordinary and magical - and is perfect in its way' -
'The sense of time slipping away, of insurmountable
barriers and emotional reticence, is what gives Defying Gravity its
particular poignancy' - Oxford Times
'Deftness does not preclude seriousness. His
deliberately comic spirit is most refreshing' - Elizabeth Jennings
in the Daily Telegraph.
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