Read'em and Weep

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Filled with acerbic humour and cynical, lyrical, well-crafted verse, Read ‘em and Weep is a poetic diatribe, issuing challenges to political governance, corporate greed, unwarranted entitlement and the North/South divide. “With more bile than an overactive gall bladder, Thick Richard is back to put the doss in dossier.” - Marvin Cheeseman, poet, raconteur, bon-viveur & lepidopterist “Searing and satirical; he is at once voracious, vehemently opinionated and very very good.” - ARGH KiD, wordsmith sensation “Not just a collection of verse, but a manual for survival.” - Dominic Berry, Glastonbury Festival poet-in-residence "His work splits sides and rallies spirits in equal measure." - Rob Steventon, Punk in Drublic “His wit, humour and pinpoint observation, provide a poetic hammer to smash down on all those heart-shaped fingers which perpetuate our oven-ready, sanitised culture.” - Andrew Graves, Mulletproof poet Thick Richard has been peddling his potty-mouthed punk poetry since the turn of the century. He has presented BBC Radio 6 Music's Beat of the Day, performed on BBC Radio 4, and supported Kae Tempest, John Hegley, Arthur Smith, The Fall, Jerry Sadowitz and (sort of) Dr John Cooper Clarke. He co-hosted spoken word franchise Bang Said the Gun's Manchester events during its run at The Dancehouse Theatre and his most recent one-man show, Swear School (a crash course in everything you wanted to know about bad language - with puppets), premiered in 2016 before touring nationally. Praise for the author: “Thick Richard’s poems remind you of things you’d forgotten were true. His words are rattling and brilliant and shoot life back at you in all its futility and chaos and wonder.” – Kae Tempest “John Cooper Clarke channelling the spirit of Frankie Boyle.” – Terry Christian “I like a bit of fun, but this is ridiculous.” – Dr John Cooper Clarke “Much funnier than William Wordsworth.” – Arthur Smith “Uncompromising biting wit, brutally funny and true. An angry orator, a comedy wiz and super-talented wordsmith!” – Sophie Willan “One of the greatest spoken word performers of his generation. A unique and authentic working-class voice.” – Byron Vincent
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ISBN13/Barcode 9781916147966
ISBN10 1916147968
Author Thick Richard
Binding Paperback
Date Published 2020-10-26 00:00:00
Pages 94