Love Minus Love

Love Minus Love

by Wayne Holloway-Smith

Published by: Bloodaxe Books

64 Pages, 6.10 x 9.20 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781780375083
  • Published: November 2020


Wayne Holloway-Smith’s second collection Love Minus Love is an emotionally intense exploration of a fragmented personal universe. Its seemingly fixed boundaries of masculinity, family, trauma and mental health are blurred and glued back together through the poems in search of a new sense of identity. Wayne Holloway-Smith's debut collection Alarum was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize and the Roehampton Poetry Prize as well as being a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice. His poem 'the posh mums are boxing in the square' – included in Love Minus Love – won first prize in the Poetry Society's 2018 National Poetry Competition.