John McCullough brings his distinctive surreal humour and emotional intensity to a new collection, Panic Response, to be published spring 2022.
McCullough’s new collection follows Reckless Paper Birds (2019), which was shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Poetry Award and won the prestigious 2020 Hawthornden Prize. These poems are, the poet writes, ‘darker and more experimental’.
Director of Penned in the Margins, Tom Chivers, says: ‘I’m honoured to be publishing John’s fourth collection of poems – his third with Penned in the Margins. John’s restless energy, inventiveness, technical precision and candour are all reasons to be very excited about this new book. His poems speak sideways to the anxiety of the individual and to society at large.’
Penned in the Margins acquired worldwide rights direct from the author.