Through Nicholas Hogg’s evocative language and emotional resonance, Missing Person weaves a narrative that intertwines the themes of violence and history, reflecting on how the past influences and shapes the present, reminding readers of the interconnections between generations and the collective experiences that define a community. These poems delve into the emotional toll of shattered dreams, unrealized potential, and broken spirits. Hogg skillfully balances moments of vulnerability with displays of resilience, strength, and beauty, ensuring that Missing Person is a testament to the power of poetry in capturing the human experience.
PRAISE for Missing Person:
Missing Person is an acute examination of working-class masculinity, violence and history set against the backdrop of post-industrial Britain. Spanning grey estates, Butlins, and smokey pubs, the poems navigate an economy of labour and loss. I love the way the poet calls out across time.
— Joe Carrick-Varty, More Sky
ABOUT Nicholas Hogg:
Nicholas Hogg was born in Leicester. Twice short-listed for the Eric Gregory Award for young poets, in 2021 he won the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize, and in 2023 the Liverpool Poetry Prize. His award-winning short fiction has been broadcast by the BBC, and his novel, Tokyo Nobody, is now a Ridley Scott film starring Eric Bana and Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink. @nicholas_hogg www.nicholashogg.com
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