Strange Keys by Ash Dickinson
by Ash Dickinson
Mama Cass overdoses on pork. A shower gel's compassionate talk. Revenge best served by time machine or octopus as a hat. Star Wars told in three minutes flat. Misogyny in rap, sexism at the Oscars. The running of the bullfinches. Scottish independence. Heckling Miley Cyrus. Midlife dating/midlife crisis. Syria and political satirists. Life through the lens of a food photographer. New persona after new persona. Tattoos and stalkers. Swindon is the new Disneyland. The last knockings of rock and roll. Video games and gun control. Boxing snow. Kipling and poetry karaoke. Man in the 21st century. The Smiths and electricity wastage. A three day New Year's Eve. Love, art, death. The ways of a coffee addict. And Britain's foremost method poet...This can only be a new book from everyone's favourite comic surrealist Ash Dickinson.
Ash Dickinson is a writer, poet and comedy performer. A multiple slam champion, including Edinburgh, Cheltenham and BBC Radio. Ash has performed in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Jordan and Germany and has headlined countless shows and festivals throughout the UK. His popular poetry workshops for secondary schools, which run in a never-ending annual programme with location-matched gigs, underpin his popularity. Ash is permanently on tour and arguably wrote the rulebook on how to be a professional poet. His debut collection, Slinky Espadrilles (2012) was the first book published by Burning Eye and remains one of our top selling titles.