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My Family and Other Superheroes

by Jonathan Edwards

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My Family and Other Superheroes by Jonathan Edwards
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2014
    64 pages
    Genre: Poetry

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Leaping from the pages, jostling for position alongside the Valleys mams, dads, and bamps, and described with great warmth, the superheroes in question are a motley crew: Evel Knievel, Sophia Loren, Ian Rush, Marty McFly, a bicycling nun, and a recalcitrant hippo. Other poems focus on the crammed terraces and abandoned high streets where a working-class and Welsh nationalist politics is hammered out. This is a postindustrial valleys upbringing re-imagined through the prism of pop culture and surrealism.

Winner of the Costa Poetry Prize 2014
Shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2014.

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"Joyful and dynamic – a collection that'll make you laugh and make you think." – Costa Poetry Book Award Judges

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