ISBN 9780639914107
Pages 90
Dimensions 210 x 140mm
Published 2017
Publisher Dryad Press, South Africa
Format Paperback

An Unobtrusive Vice

by Tony Ullyatt

An Unobtrusive Vice was shortlisted for the 2019 South African Literary Award.

Crouched among the last surviving pieces of my life’s wreck, I seek a chemistry, some wizard’s formula which releases the wayward life from its grim history.” – Tony Ullyatt, ‘Like Icarus’

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"Tony Ullyatt is that rare thing: a poet’s poet, but at the same time utterly accessible. His poems are deliciously dense, his images rich and sharp and his tone ironical, lightly seasoned with humour. Poetry itself is his unobtrusive vice."

- Johann De Lange

About the Author

Tony Ullyatt

Tony Ullyatt is an award-winning author, scriptwriter, playwright, literary critic, poet and translator. He was born in Nottingham and educated in the United Kingdom, India, Kenya and South Africa. From 1983 to 2003, he was professor of English at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is currently adjunct professor and part-time lecturer in the English department of the University of Fort Hare in East London, South Africa. Since 1974, when his first poems appeared, his work has been published locally and internationally. He is the author of A Profusion of Choices: An Introduction to the Study of Poems (J.L. Van Schaik, 1994). An Unobtrusive Vice is his debut poetry collection. 

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