Hello, and happy new year! I hope you and yours are well and this brand new year has been treating you well. It’s been sometime since my last post, but I have been scratching away putting together a new selected poems. Life Begins at Forty: 40 Selected poems will be released on February 22, 2022 for you all to enjoy! It will contain over 20 poems not currently in print. More news will follow so keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks…
To celebrate the soon to be published, Drawing Outside of the Lines: Poems 2007-2017 on 1st July 2017, I wanted to share with you all a few stories of some of the poems in the collection.
The first story, or poetry profile is for the poem, Whitby from my debut collection, Still Growing. It will be published tomorrow here. The idea is to share some background for some of the poems and collections I have written over the last 10 years.
I hope they can provide some insight into my process of writing, some information that you will find interesting and provide you with a gateway into the my world of words.
Only one week until Other Silent Days will be available to order and I cannot wait for you all the read it. Putting this book together has been a real labour of love for me and it is difficult for me to describe the journey I have been on to create it.
The book captures over 4 years of my writing and some dramatic shifts in my life.
It has many themes, it would be hard to pin down just one. My hope is that you will read it and draw your own conclusions.
The poems in this book were almost discarded, several times, as I fell in and out of love with them. But they are here now, some of them fully formed pieces, others almost thought dreams. Nevertheless, there is an unbreakable link between them all, and I am proud that the book is finally finished and I can hand it over to you.
As always I want to thank you all for the support and encouragement. It means everything to be able to share these poems with you. I hope they can warm your heart and touch your soul. They are yours now.
Other Silent Days available to order from lulu.com on 1st October 2016
Featuring artwork by Heather Carr
Hardback Edition priced £13.08