Up to Our Necks In It
Poems on the Way We Live Now
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In Up to Our Necks In It, forty three poets present their visions of the twenty-first century - sharply observed glimpses of The Way We Live Now. Many of the contributors have won awards for their verse. A few are published here for the first time. Here are poems about the rat race - along with love lyrics, poems about the media, about bus shelters and football, obesity and washing machines - about the ladies' room and finding God by the M32. By turns playful and angry, hopeful, accusing, resigned, sardonic and joyous, the insights come in diverse packages, from rhyming couplets and tightly patterned sestina form, to the free-est of free verse. Expect the unexpected.