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Soho

Narrated by: Richard Scott
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Summary

Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2018

'But tonight I am super-charged, alive, looking into the eyes of / men....'

In this intimate and vital debut, Richard Scott looks into the places not everyone sees or chooses to see. Against the backdrop of London's Soho, he creates an uncompromising portrait of love and shame, questioning our sense of the permissible and the perverse. Scott takes us back to our roots: childhood incidents, the violence our scars betray, forgotten forebears and histories. The hungers of sexual encounters are underscored by the risks that threaten when we give ourselves to or accept another. But the poems celebrate joy and tenderness, too, as in a sequence reimagining the love poetry of Verlaine. 

The collection crescendos to the title poem, 'Soho!', where a night stroll under the street lamps becomes a search for 'true lineage', a reclamation of stolen ancestors, hope for healing and, above all, the finding of our truest selves.

©2018 Richard Scott (P)2018 Faber Audio

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