Poems from my youth

“The poetry you wrote in your youth is inevitably a bad thing, but it’s also very formative and revealing.”

Relive the joy of your first love and the ennui of your first job. Go for a shower, a train ride and a run on the treadmill. Mull over freedom, fear, truth and doubt. And find out what really happens in the weeks after nuclear fallout.

Nuclear brings together for the first time a wild variety of published and unpublished poetry written in Jonny Aldridge’s youth. This collection of 33 poems, written mostly during his university days, gives an insight into a young writer’s most formative years.