Cornford Press has announced its latest title: High in the Pawpaw Tree by Andrew Hardy.
Andrew Hardy (1974-1997) was not only a poet of great potential when his sudden and unexpected death deprived us of his keen intelligence; with his warm personallity and his idiosyncratic and zany genius, he had already begun to realise that potential. These poems range from the most delicate love lyrics to wry and perceptive social comment. Andrew Hardy's touch is always deft, no matter what the subject, and his sense of tone is exact and knowing. This volume presents for the first time a book-length selection of his poems, enabling a much wider readership to enjoy his combination of quirky humour, compassion and verbal originality than was the case during his life. (Source: Cornford Press)