Breaking Hearts and Traffic Lights; Patrick Chapman (Salmon Poetry)

Breaking Hearts and Traffic Lights; Patrick Chapman (Salmon Poetry)

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Intimate and daring, the poems in Patrick Chapman's remarkable third collection explore with often searing clarity the naked spaces of love, sex and death.

Startling, original, sometimes quietly devastating, this is the finest work to date from a writer hailed as one of the very best modern Irish poets.

Patrick Chapman was born in 1968. His other poetry collections are Jazztown (Raven Arts Press, 1991) and The New Pornography (Salmon Poetry, 1996). He has also written a collection of short fiction, The Wow Signal (Bluechrome, 2007); an audio drama, Doctor Who: Fear of the Daleks (Big Finish, 2007); and an award-winning film, Burning the Bed (2003), which he adapted from his own published short story. Directed by Denis McArdle, the film stars Gina McKee and Aidan Gillen. In 2003, he won first prize in the story category of the Cinescape Genre Literary Contest. In 2006, he and Philip Casey founded the Irish Literary Revival website. He lives in Dublin.

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