"Shortlisted for the 2018 T. S. Eliot Prize. An invigorating and heartbreaking new volume from "an assured and brilliant voice" (Colm Tóibín) in contemporary poetry. Feel Free, the fourth collection from acclaimed poet Nick Laird, effortlessly spans the Atlantic, combining the acoustic expansiveness of Whitman or Ashbery with the lyricism of Laird's forebears Heaney, MacNeice, and Yeats. With characteristic variety, invention, and wit (here are elegies, monologues, formal poems, and free verse) he explores the sundry patterns of freedom and constraint-- the family, the impress of history, the body itself-- and how we might transcend them. Always daring, always renewing, Feel Free is Laird's most remarkable work to date"-- Provided by publisher.