54 Questions for the Man Who Sold a Shotgun to My Father by Joe Carrick-Varty
“Joe Carrick-Varty's poems don't need permission from anybody. Their exceptional and beautiful vulnerability is a permission all of its own. Each poem contained here demonstrates a mind completely awake to the sadnesses and risks of intimacy, and awake to finding an original vocabulary for articulating these things. A brilliant short collection. I'm utterly convinced of this poet's talent.” —Wayne Holloway-Smith
Joe Carrick-Varty is a British-born Irish writer who lives in London. His debut pamphlet Somewhere Far (The Poetry Business) won the 2018 New Poets Prize. His poems have appeared in the New Statesman, Poetry Review and Poetry Ireland Review. He is a book reviewer for PN Review, and co-founder of bath magg.