Sometimes I’m So Happy I’m Not Safe On The Streets
Dean Wilson suffers from Poetry Tourettes, a condition that affects one in every ten people in Kingston Upon Hull. But being Hull’s Fourth Best Poet is not without complications. Sometimes Dean gets overcome with the emotion of it all, and has to escape to the seaside. Sometimes Dean gets sad, but he doesn’t mind too much, because at least he’ll get a poem out of it. Most of the time, though, Dean is a happy soul. And sometimes he’s so happy he’s not safe on the streets. This is his first full length collection of poetry – and it is utterly magnificent.
“Every bit as brilliant as Larkin, but a million times funnier” (Dave Lee, The Guardian)