Very Soon I Shall Know

Very Soon I Shall Know

By Gregory Woods

Price: £6.00

ISBN: 978 1 907356 54 4

28 pages

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The people in these poems are coping with the extremes of ordinary life. In looking to the past, to exalt or repudiate it, they make and unmake their futures.

Using unrhymed iambic trimeter, Woods plays forty variations on the sonnet’s simple progress from octet to sestet. Pared down to its basics, all sinew and bone, the form is efficient and starkly beautiful.

“The poet with the sharpest technique for social verse in Britain today” — Peter Porter

“What an enviable talent Gregory Woods has” —Thom Gunn

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