SEX & LOVE & ROCK&ROLL
The stunning debut collection from
Tony Walsh | Longfella
Out now from Burning Eye
SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE NOW:
ONLY £10 including free UK P&P
ISBN: 978 1 90913 616 8
‘Ten years in the making? Pretty much. Long overdue? For sure. 168 pages packed with Tony’s unique brand of Poetry for the People? Damn right!
Whether dealing with sex, love or rock & roll; heartbreak, grief or Glastonbury, Tony’s poetry consistently packs a powerful emotional punch and then kisses it better. Be warned: these poems contain scenes that may resemble your life.’ Clive Birnie, Publisher, Burning Eye.
Standing two metres tall, Tony Walsh is often billed as a ‘giant,’ a ‘colossus’ or a ‘towering talent’ on the UK performance poetry scene. As Longfella he has a long-legged logo, but it’s his remarkable poetry, rather than his notable height, which really stands him out from the crowd. His trademark mix of intimacy and controversy, comedy and tragedy has been stunning audiences from grass-roots poetry gigs to international literature festivals since 2004.
This, his eagerly-awaited debut collection, takes us on an extraordinary journey through ordinary lives; proudly flying the flag for the exciting new poetry which is packing out venues and festival tents around the UK.
Make no mistake, these are accessible, musical poems; influenced by the songs which soundtrack our lives; brimming with northern warmth and humour; propelled by passion and compassion as their bassline and their beat.
SEX & LOVE & ROCK&ROLL is a book to unite and inspire us.
It’s all about coming together
and changing the world
Collected here are poems first heard on BBC1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC6Music; commissioned by Glastonbury and Kendal Calling festivals; published in both the UK and USA; finely tuned by ten years of live performance and acclaimed as:
‘Absolutely beautiful!’ Cerys Matthews, BBC6Music
‘Utterly mesmerising and unforgettable.’ The Fly
‘Excellent!’ Jo Whiley, BBC Radio 2
‘Fabulous stuff…’ Irvine Welsh
Coming soon: SEX & LOVE & ROCK&ROLL on cd; an 18 track studio-recording of many of the most popular poems from the book. Watch this space!