You Took the Last Bus Home, by Brian Bilston

You Took the Last Bus Home, by Brian Bilston (Hardcover: 256 pages,
publisher: Random House UK, Jan. 1, 2017. Paperback edition was published by Random House UK, Feb.1, 2018)

Brian Bilston’s first anthology of poetry contains more than 200 poems, and despite some of them being only four lines long, each one is quite refined and polished. Bilston plays with words like they were Legos – he stacks them up, sticks them together in weird shapes, dismantles them and spreads them out, or creates something totally new from them. And reading poems like these is like diving into a bag of liquorice allsorts – you get what you don’t expect but it sure is enjoyable. (Keep reading…)

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About M. Bijman

Avid reader, longtime writer of book reviews and literary analyses. Interested in literature, creativity and cognition, language and linguistics, musicology, and technology. Occasionally writes poems and bits of music.

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