A Poet Called Dave
adult poetry & play
ISBN 978-0-9576639-8-5 | 132pp | 2015
rrp £10.00 | ebook £5.99
In his first solo collection, a poet called Dave gives his unique insight into a background that rarely pushes poets to the foreground. Exploring the legend of angry dads, the fragility of 'lad's lads' and the condition that threatened his future as a performer, these are poems that turn life on its head to see what falls out of its pockets.
A funny, unflinching and heartfelt journey from the streets of Stretford to a stage near you, this is what happens when two very different worlds collide.
Bonus features: Play - 'Rusholme Roulette'; Song - 'Hard (Time)'.
Includes a Foreword by Jackie Hagan.
"Poignancy without pretension, scalpel sharp insight. Dave Viney's observations on class and culture are deft, powerful and most importantly bull's-eye accurate." - Byron Vincent, poet & playwright
"Dave Viney is an extremely talented poet, both on stage and the page, and (almost as important) he's a top bloke." - Marvin Cheeseman, poet
"Dave Viney is one of the authentic voices of Manchester, a man who can be funny, sincere and compassionate in one fell swoop." - Jo Bell, UK Canal Laureate
"At first I thought he was going to try and steal my handbag, but instead he stole our hearts! And my handbag." - Thick Richard, professional gobshite
Cover design by the author & Brink.