Hoping It Might Be So

Kit Wright
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ISBN 9780571243471 Format Paperback
Published 29/05/2008 Length 236 pages

About Book

Hoping It Might Be So brings together all of Kit Wright's previous collections for adults as well as three dozen new poems. The collection, first published in 2000, was described by Christina Patterson in the Sunday Times as 'funny and profoundly humane' and by Sophie Hannah in the PN Review as 'full of verve and energy, with a strong musical quality that makes you want to read on and hear more'.

Sean O'Brien in the Times Literary Supplement described Kit Wright as 'a masterly yet modest poet' while Ruth Padel in the Independent on Sunday said that 'all through his work there is that poignancy, darkness, brush with despair, which marks great comic work.' The poet Anthony Wilson said that Wright 'can be funny, serious and moving, and sometimes all three in the space of a single poem'.

Hoping It Might Be So is a rewarding collection from an interesting, prolific and lively poet whose poems range from ribald to grief-stricken, elegiac to rambunctious.

  • About Kit Wright

    Kit Wright was born in 1944. He obtained a scholarship to Oxford and then worked as a lecturer in Canada. On his return to England he worked for the Poetry Society. Now a full-time writer he is the author of over twenty-five books, for both adults and children, and has won many awards, including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, an Arts Council Writers' Award, the Hawthornden Prize, the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and (jointly) the Heinemann Award.

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