Nick Burbridge

The Unicycle Set (2010)


Nick Burbridge is a fine story-teller, whose poems are both worldly and wise…bustling with life, like a small community, its inhabitants portrayed with deftness, diversity and detail
Will Daunt, Envoi 

Fluent and highly readable… a sensitive and measured articulation of the desperate struggles with the darker side of being…. With a distinctly lyrical lilt and a calm yet penetrating evenness of tone, Burbridge plumbs the depths…The real strength lies in the lightness and humour with which the gravity of the subjects is dispersed, remaining faithful to the …seriousness of the experiences
Karen Smith, Poetry Express

Just one click on Nick Burbridge’s website reveals a man driven: if you thought his compositions as leader of ranting roots rockers McDermott’s Two Hours were edgy, prepare yourself for a ride, his poetry is radical and subversive
Simon Jones, fRoots

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Praise and Poems

A collection as delightful as it is sometimes disturbing. Burbridge is equally at home in the pub, on the football stand, or in an autumn garden.
Consider the crushed bowl now, / pulps of broken petals. / Isn’t it time // to return it to the sun / splashed with colours? / Nakedness is more than this. // There are still shoots in the yard. / The drone of bees. / A hint of summers to come. (‘Nihilists’)
Peter Bennet, Other Poetry, Series 4 No.3

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