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Shoulder Tap

By: Maurice Riordan
Narrated by: Maurice Riordan
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Summary

Maurice Riordan's keenly anticipated new collection continues his agile exploration of time, both in its depredations and rewards, while also bringing a sceptical, enquiring intelligence to bear on the anxieties and vanities of our age. Here we have disquieting songs of a mutable self; a projected online deathbed confession; the soul haranguing the body; while encounters with ghostly feet and tongues of fire consort with riffs on Baudelaire, Rilke and Old English. These poems pulse with mischief and macabre humour, making for a pungent and haunting listen. With this book, Riordan - a poet whose subtle, rippling influence is felt by all in his wake - affirms the Guardian's assessment of The Water Stealer (2013) as "strong, wise and enduring". 

©2021 Maurice Riordan (P)2021 Faber & Faber Ltd.

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