Look Left, Look Right…

Look Left, Look Right…

By Angela Kirby

Price: £10.00

ISBN: 978-1-912524-22-8

Number of pages: 68

Paperback, 135x210mm


Lancashire born Angela Kirby has spent much time in France, Spain, and the US, but now lives in London. Many of her widely published poems are translated into Romanian, have appeared on TV, On the Buses and been read on Radio Four. Several have won prizes prizes and commendations in major competitions, and she won the BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year twice. Shoestring Press published her four previous collections. She gives regular readings in London, round the UK, Europe, and occasionally in the US.

“Angela Kirby’s poems have a pithy ferocious snap. They are funny, tender and carry a beautifully keen sense of moments passing captured through a precise balance of humour and compassion. Her verse is a delight to read.” – Ralph Fiennes

“Why settle for the trite binary of ‘the life or the work’ when you can have Angela Kirby slamming both together with such gusto and panache. Relish.” – Matthew Caley

“Angela Kirby is, unusually, both an ironist and a sensualist. Her poems charter deceptions and cruelties past and present, while savouring appetites sated and kindnesses uncalled-for. ‘Optimism ran in my veins from the start’, she writes. Her poems leave the world a better place.” – Tim Dooley