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Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014

No TextBy the River Wensum: cover My new collection of poetry, By the River Wensum. was published by Shoestring Press in April 2014. The River Wensum winding through Norwich is the setting for a lyrical meditation on the uniqueness of each life which provides the book's title-poem. This stretch of river recurs, in very diverse thematic contexts, in four other poems, including those which open and close the collection; but the poems range far in time and place, from the Ice Age and classical antiquity to Nazi wartime atrocity and current issues, and an imagined heereafter. Several poems reinhabit personal experience and childhoood memories, but there are many lives here other than my own. The themes, moods and modes are diverse, with much humour along the way.

You can sample some of the poems in this new book by clicking on Poems on the menu, then on the page By the River Wesnsum.



The illustrations show the book's cover, then a photoograph taken by Rory Waterman of me reciting his poem 'Black and White Christmas in Verona' at the launch event for By the River Wensum at Bookmarks bookshop in Bloomsbury Street London in April 2013.


By the River Wensum can be purchesed from bookshops, online from Amazon, or by visiting the Shoestring Press website at www.shoestringpress.co.uk and following the linkks.






Reading at book launch







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