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from the knotweed sonnets

Andrew McMillan

‘sometimes I need / the sound of something pulled up from the roots / and tossed aside’

Andrew McMillan

Andrew McMillan’s debut collection, physical, was the first poetry collection to ever win the Guardian First Book Award. His second collection, playtime, was a Poetry Book Society recommendation for Autumn 2018 and won the 2019 Polari Prize. He is senior lecturer in the Manchester Writing School, at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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