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Brian Bilston

Brian Bilston has been described as the Banksy of poetry and Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate; with over 200,000 followers on social media, Brian has become truly beloved by the online community. His first collection of poetry, You Took the Last Bus Home, was published by Unbound. Diary of a Somebody (Picador) was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the McKitterick Prize. Alexa, What Is There To Know About Love?, his last collection, was described by one reviewer as 'the funniest collection of humorous verse I have seen in a long time'. Fifty Ways to Score a Goal, a collection of poems about football for children, was published last year. Brian’s much-loved poem 'Refugees' was set by the composer Mark-Anthony Turnage as part of his song cycle Refugee. . Days Like These is Brian Bilston’s latest book.