A Thorn in the Flesh is the first collection of Eddie Linden’s work to be published since City of Razors in 1980.
The poems here rise out of his pacifism, his sexuality and his conflicts with the Catholic church. There are tender poems around childhood and youth, and on desire and elusive love. In another vein, ‘Editor’, ‘To Robert Burns’ and ‘Hampstead by Night’ are the incisive diatribes of a semi-outsider on the poetry/culture scene
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