Published April 2017
42 poems: a first collection.
Price: £6.99 +p^p
61 pages15cm wide x 21cm tall
AND NO BIRDS SING by Kyle McHale
'Kyle McHale's poems get under the skin. They are deeply attuned to nature and how we find solace in the natural world when relationships let us down, whether through human fallibility or mortality’s inevitable breaks.' - Lisa Kelly, Editor and poet. Read her full review here.
CHANGES by Patrick B Osada
For Patrick B Osada, every memory is like the tip of an iceberg, floating unsteadily above the “submerged” history of our lives... a series of childhood memory poems, most notably the wonderful To the End of the Road ... some perfect moments..."
Andy Croft in his 21st Century Poetry review in the Morning Star
A HISTORY NAILED DOWN by Ray Pool
Ray Pool’s eye is sharp, and he writes with wry humour. He is not a poet to be pigeon-holed; his repertoire ranges from gangsters to odes to trumpets and trombones, schoolboy adventures, walks on the wild side, the merits of Scarborough v Bridlington, and old-fashioned methods of doing away with yourself. You can imagine Larkin and Betjeman nodding with approval.
- Greg Freeman, poet and editor of Write Out Loud
A TALENT FOR HATS by Fiona Sinclair
Here, boldly and poignantly written, is the understanding that beneath a woman’s outward appearance and smart excuses, there lurks the fear that she is losing her power to attract, that the beauty of her youth inexorably, inevitably fades, taking her power with it. ....Sinclair has excellent observational powers... '
Agnes Meadows, poet, editor and reviewer
THE EQUATOR AND OTHER DISAPPOINTMENTS
by Trisha Broomfield
Trisha Broomfield writes poetry, flash fiction, short stories and unfinished crime novels. In this, her first collection of poetry, she explores early memories of travelling to Australia and back, school, friends and teenage relationships, and more recent experiences, her own and others'. Her 'disappointment' with the Equator makes this book no less of a delightful read as we follow her occasionally sardonic synopsis of childhood, youth and adult relationships.
THOR'S LIGHT by Richard Sellwood
Richard Sellwood was the winner of The 1000 Monkeys Poetry Competition in 2016, with Last Day of November. Richard writes sensitively about nature and the enduring history of the countryside. Richard's love of the ancient sites of rural England and the changing seasons shines in this, his first collection. This is a book to keep by the bed or armchair and dip into often.