The Wild Bunch by Bob Sheed
(poems for the unruly)
Bob Sheed's first collection of his original poems. Often hilarious and showing the influences of Ogden Nash, Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll, they follow the tradition of rhyming narrative poetry that just begs to be read aloud. Said to lie somewhere between the comic domesticity of Pam Ayers and the (equally comic) biting social satire of John Cooper Clarke. Bob's performances on stage have won over audiences across the UK.
"Reading this collection is like going to a really good party. Some of the characters you immediately recognise, others you're delighted to be introduced to and a few you hope never to run into again. But there's some great music, lots of fizz and plenty of food for thought. And you won't mind missing the last bus home."
— Hilary Mellon
"Ever since I discovered the poetry of Bob Sheed I have reaped a harvest of enjoyment. There is humour, there is insight, and there is firm but discreet craft; and above all there is a reminder of the sheer pleasure that poetry is meant to communicate. Look inside. You'll be glad you did."
— Jude Morgan, author of The Taste of Sorrow and Passion.
|Author:||Kevin Machin||Date:||February 5, 2013 11:19 am|
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