Fat Dandy is Wright’s new alter ego, a bit like Ziggy was for Bowie. Think of him as the Fat White Duke or the Man Who Ate Your Lunch. By turns funny and moving, Fat Dandy looks at solitude, politics and Wright’s dual life as a “paunchy dad” and “jobbing fop” on tour. As well as more personal pieces Fat Dandy is full of Hogarth-esque characters. Meet the cantankerous, cane-swinging Bastard of Bungay, spend half-term with the lonely Science teacher Mr Hooper and cry NOT IN MY NAME with the irate residents of Much Harpingon. This is poetry at its most fun and contemporary. Chunky Dory!
“One of our best young poets” The Observer
“Performance poetry’s key revivalist.” Metro
“The hard-working heir to John Hegley.” The Guardian
“Visceral, poignant and riotously funny” The Scotsman
“Ripe for discovery and mass adulation.” The Mail on Sunday