We Are All Weak And Crazy When We Would Repent

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.

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.

Arguably, what Tom Cruise is to action movies, doing his own stunts, Swift is to British poetry now. 

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