"the sort of once-in-a-generation debut that causes everyone to sit up and take notice" Sarah Crown, The Guardian

  • Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2015

  • Winner of the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize

  • Winner of an Eric Gregory Award

  • Winner of a Somerset Maugham Award 

  • Voted one of the top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years by the Booksellers Association

"Vivid, accessible and honest, sometimes uncomfortably so" Alan Bennet, the London Review of Books 

  • Shortlisted, Polari Prize

  • Poetry Book of the Month, The Telegraph

  • Poetry Book of the Month, The Observer

  • a Poetry Book of the Year, Sunday Times

A brand new play in collaboration with Proper Job Theatre, touring Autumn 2019:

Oct 15   Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax

Oct 16   The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Oct 17   Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 

Oct 18   The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn 

Oct 22   CAST, Doncaster

Oct 23   Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

Oct 24   The Civic, Barnsley

Oct 26   Queens Hall, Hexham

Oct 29   Rose Theatre, Ormskirk

Oct 30   The Lowry, Salford

Oct 31   The Lowry, Salford

Nov 1    The Lowry, Salford

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