Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt (Paperback)
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Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 20/09/2012
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'Yes, it was be there or be square as, clad in the slum chic of the hipster, he issued the slang anthems of the zip age in the desperate esperanto of the bop. John Cooper Clarke: the name behind the hairstyle, the words walk in the grooves hacking through the hi-fi paradise of true luxury'

Punk. Poet. Pioneer. The Bard of Salford's seminal collection is as scabrous, wry & vivid now as it was when first published over 25 years ago.

'The godfather of British performance poetry'
Daily Telegraph

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099583769
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 103 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The godfather of British performance poetry * Daily Telegraph *
Smart, rude and angry -- Simon Hattenstone * Guardian *
There are a legion of new young poets who rightly pay homage to Cooper Clarke -- Julian Hall * Independent *
A poet who writes about darkness and decay but makes people laugh, a human cartoon, a gentleman punk, a man who has stayed exactly the same for thirty years but never grown stale. John Cooper Clarke is an original -- Claire Smith * Scotsman *

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“Life through JCC's glasses ... a bit dark in places but still very funny”

I used a poem from this book as the subject for a university assignment - I've never picked a poem apart before but thankfully, Cooper Clarke does not use unfamiliar language and this collection of his work has... More

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