This is a PAPERBACK BOOK. And it is ram-jammed full of poems by KEY. Originally it was conceived and sold as a hardback book. Increasingly KEY has agitated for that brute to be superseded by something more chic; a slimmer, more athletic version that one can slide into a pocket or down a rugby sock. And now here it is.
Within its featherweight pages you will find the vast majority of the same poems as you'll find in its unwieldy predecessor. Poems skewering such thorny issues as sex, pancakes, footy and vodka. But, in order to drum up renewed interest, KEY has also added a new poem. And there are also seven new introductions. And KEY has also been allowed to waddle round the text with his Lamy fountain pen, altering and updating. Improving. Making everything just so. For this: THE PAPERBACK.
Key is now 38 (old) and wears dark, lager stained suits and ties for his poetry. He came through Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Newswipe and now has a Late Night Poetry Programme on the radio, which he is paid for. In 2009 he won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for his poetical recital The Slutcracker and has filmed some of his verse in black and white to overwhelming critical approval. In 2014 he took the role of Sidekick Simon in Alpha Papa and sometimes does bits of telly and/or writes a column for the Independent. Most importantly, his Instagram account - timkeypoet - is starting to gather momentum.