Love for Now

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ISBN: 9781907605352
eISBN: 9781907605369
Dimensions: 197 mm x 133 mm
Pages: 261
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 Nov 2012
Price: £6.99

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“The sun has just popped out, after a heavy shower; the washing line a string of pearls.

It’s time to live.”


On Valentine’s Day, 2006, Anthony Wilson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. He was 42. In this journal of the days that followed he contemplates love, family and mortality alongside celebrations of Peter Osgood, Ivor Cutler and ‘cooking chicken while listening to funk’.

A poet and academic at the University of Exeter, Anthony has published four volumes of poetry and held numerous writing residencies. His latest collection, Riddance, is a poetic account of the experiences described in Love for Now. He is now in full remission.