The Toll

Author(s): Luke Wright


An escaped lion roams the streets of Essex; a lonely pensioner holds a tower block f te; and the silent majority takes to the streets.

Travel the unfashionable A-roads and commuter lines of England -- 'where industry meets marsh' -- with poet Luke Wright. Discover a country riven by inequality and corruption but sustained by a surreal, gallows humour.

The Toll combines the elegaic with the anarchic, placing uproarious satire cheek-by-jowl with wild experiments in form and touching poems of parenthood. In lines perfected on roads, stages and radio shows across the country, Luke Wright captures the strain of austerity Britain, speaking truth to power and registering the toll it takes on us all.


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General Fields

  • : 9781908058423
  • : Penned in the Margins
  • : Penned in the Margins
  • : January 2017
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Luke Wright
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 811
  • : 94