We Are All Weak And Crazy When We Would Repent
By Todd Swift
Taking its title from a line from a sermon from Lancelot Andrewes (once based at Pembroke, Cambridge) – ‘we are all weak and crazy when we would repent, but lusty and strong when to commit sin’ – here is the fitting end to a trilogy unmatched for bold self-analysis, yearning for salvation, and poetic exuberance.
Over the past 3 years, poet Todd Swift has charted a fresh course in confessional poetry, in a series of pamphlets that fuse images from social media, theology, pop culture, politics and science. Arguably, what Tom Cruise is to action movies, doing his own stunts, Swift is to British poetry now.