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Author: Tom Pickard

Born in 1946, Tom Pickard grew up in the working-class suburbs of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. In addition to his work on documentary films, he is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, including FIENDS FELL (Flood Editions, 2017), Winter Migrants (Carcanet, 2016), BALLAD OF JAMIE ALLAN (Flood Editions, 2007), and THE DARK MONTHS OF MAY (Flood Editions, 2004).

Ballad of Jamie Allan
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Ballad of Jamie Allan

Flood Editions

Poetry. THE BALLAD OF JAMIE ALLAN recounts the true adventures of an eighteenth-century gypsy musician who lived on the English-Scottish Borders and died in Durham jail, serving a life sentence for stealing a horse. Though once patronized by dukes a...

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The Dark Months of May
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The Dark Months of May

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Poetry. In part a chronicle of misfortune and heartbreak, THE DARK MONTHS OF MAY tells of life on the run. With his characteristic bawdiness and sonic aplomb, Pickard seeks refuge in the geography of British border ballads, accompanied by eighteenth...

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Fiends Fell
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Fiends Fell

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Poetry. In FIENDS FELL, Tom Pickard charts a single year out of a decade spent on a bare hilltop near the English-Scottish border, with the roaring wind as his only guide. In journal entries interspersed with lyrics and poems, as in Japanese haibun,...

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Fuckwind
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Fuckwind

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Poetry. Introduction by Paul McCartney. "I want to be swept in fuck/ wrapped in fuck/ swallowed in fuck/ free in fuck/ fast in fuck/ fixed in fuck/ loved in fuck"—from the poem "hidden agenda". Since High on the Walls (1967) Pickard's always been a ...

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Hole in the Wall: New and Selected Poems
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Hole in the Wall: New and Selected Poems

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Poetry. Tom Pickard's poems are by turns erotic and political, pastoral and urban, and make use of everyday speech with formal inventiveness and sophistication. Since High On the Walls (1967), he has written six books of poetry, and this career-span...

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More Pricks Than Prizes
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More Pricks Than Prizes

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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. MORE PRICKS THAN PRIZES is a memoir that takes Pickard from Newcastle in 1968 to London's Old Bailey in 1976, with side trips to Poland. The poet Basil Bunting makes an appearance. As does Paul McCartney. This is a true ...

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