Bad Boy Poet

Out This Week

Bad Boy Poet

It’s finally here, out Thursday – Bad Boy Poet, our first book, a poetry collection by Scott Manley Hadley.

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Bad Boy Poet is the debut poetry collection from whingy hipster blogger Scott Manley Hadley.

It is a series of “confessional-style” poems describing the life of a confused and conflicted youngish man as he tries to work out who he is, following a mental health crisis and the subsequent breakdown of a relationship. Also there’s loads about poo, illness, ageing, masculinity, Pierce Brosnan, sexuality and dogs.

(Paperback)

ISBN 9781916413603

Launching a Bad Boy Poet

Or a #BadBoyPoet.

We are launching our first ever book, Bad Boy Poet, at the awesome Burley Fisher Books in Hackney, 7pm, November 14 this very year.

If you know Open Pen mainly from our online presence, you’ll probably know Scott Manley Hadley. He hangs about here slagging off books and occasionally loving them in his regular review column.

But he’s pulled a Truffaut. He’s risking it all and taking us for the ride. This is his debut collection of poetry, Bad Boy Poet, a “confessional style” book charting the life of a confused and conflicted youngish man as he tries to work out who he is, following a mental health crisis and the subsequent breakdown of a relationship. Also there’s loads about poo, illness, ageing, masculinity, Pierce Brosnan, sexuality and dogs.

The book is priced at £5 on the button (yes, FIVE POUND MATE) and is every bit as well dressed as its author. You can pre-order it here, and of course copies will be available on the night.

It’s going to be a great night. Burley Fisher are the hosts with the mosts (like a functioning bar and stuff), and the Bad Boy Poet is going to smash it. Get this, there will be nude portraits on show and “live karaoke-style original hip-hop”.

Afterafterparty to take place at Brilliant Corners, a short hopskip down the road.

To RSVP and for full details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2067842883259186/

Bad Boy Poet, available for pre-order now

We are chuffed to announce that Bad Boy Poet, the debut poetry collection from Scott Manley Hadley is now available for pre-order here.

Bad Boy Poet is a series of “confessional-style” poems describing the life of a confused and conflicted youngish man as he tries to work out who he is following a mental health crisis and the subsequent breakdown of a relationship. Also there’s loads about poo, illness, ageing, masculinity, Pierce Brosnan, sexuality and dogs.

“Re-inventing self-confession as shockwave” – Susana Medina
“Moving and powerful” – Faruk Šehić (winner of the EU Prize for Literature)
“Painfully honest, hilarious, full of sh*t” – Fernando Sdrigotti

POESY

PENCAST 3: Poesy

May 29, 2018
INTRO Sean Preston & Ian Green.
Fiction – DEAD YARD by Maria Thomas @mariatwrites – LONDON SHORT STORY PRIZE WINNING STORY
Fiction – THE THURSDAY CLUB by Elissa Soave @elissa_soave
Fiction – TRUCK TALE by Tadhg Muller
Poetry by Scott Manley Hadley from his forthcoming Bad Boy Poet book. @Scott_Hadley
MUSIC:  Ketsa FreeMusicArchive
PRODUCED BY: Ian Green

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