Of all the poets to emerge in the last ten years, Nic Aubury is my favourite. His poems are sharp, witty and memorable.

Sophie Hannah

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Nic Aubury was born in Watford in 1974, and spent most of the next eighteen years trying to get girls to laugh at his jokes. He went to Oxford to read Classics and met a girl there whose jokes made him laugh. They got married, and they now live in the provinces with their three sons. Nic has worked in advertising and teaching; he started writing poems by mistake.

Nic has published two books of poems with Nasty Little Press: a limited edition pamphlet called Small Talk, and a full collection called Cold Soup. His poems have also appeared in the Penguin anthology The Poetry of Sex and in Sophie Hannah's novel The Carrier. Most recently, twelve new poems have been published in the Carcanet anthology, New Poetries VI, and one of them was chosen as Carol Rumens's Poem of the Week in The Guardian. To read her article, click here.

To listen to an episode of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour featuring The Poetry of Sex, including Nic's poetry, click here.

To read some reviews of  Nic's poetry, follow the links below:

GoodReads reviews

Sphinx review

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To find out more about Small Talk, or to order a copy, click here

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To find out more about Cold Soup, or to order a copy, click here, or contact Nic on the e-mail address below for a signed copy.

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To find out more about The Poetry of Sex, or to buy a copy, click here.

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To find out more about New Poetries VI, or to order a copy click here

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