“Candy Windows”: A new poem from Clive James

He made his name / From being bulletproof.

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Clive James’s latest poetry collection is Sentenced to Life (Picador). A non-fiction book, Latest Readings, will be published in August by Yale University Press. 

Clive James (1939-2019) was an Australian author, critic, broadcaster and poet, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, his chat shows on British television and his prolific journalism. He contributed several original poems to the New Statesman

This article appears in the 30 July 2015 issue of the New Statesman, Summer Double