Monday, 4 June 2018

The End of Summer (available again)

Last year (at the beginning of 2017), a few of you may remember
I had some dealings with a press called Goya Press who had agreed
to publish my then third full length poetry collection 'From the Diabetic Ward' (which will still happen but likely will be my fourth full length poetry collection now a bit further along while I conclude work on my third - Birth of Autumn) and agreed as a stop gap agreed to re-publish my second full poetry collection originally from 2015 'The End of Summer' (which is still available from as a book) as a stop gap.

Alas, sadly it didn't work out (which i won't go into great details
on a public forum) but it is best to say i certainly do not recommend anybody working with and resulted in the book being withdrawn after a short period of time been available (my request).

Some time later now after a few requests I have now agreed to
republish it again by myself this time on with
a few additional selected new poems in the book wrote at the same time as when the book was wrote.

The End of Summer itself follows on my debut collection 'Return to Kemptown' (published in 2010) and is a poetry collection capturing both the every-moment of perpetual seasons as well as the vital minutiae of daily life, all wrapped up a whirl of words like
autumn leaves kicked up by the last of summer’s winds taking
nature’s contradictions and her false promises and casts them
over our human condition, as hopeful and nostalgic disciples of
the glorious sun and the beautiful snow.

Told often in taut, short little pieces, the book invites
comparisons with the poet Hugo Williams but also shows a love of
music through two of the author’s own favourite music groups with
July Skies and Epic 45, which explores the Englishness of the countryside in sparse, echoing brush-stroke,s which often need more than one read to breathe the images he portraits.
With an introduction by noted American writer,
Amanda Silbernagel. ‘The End of Summer’ is a book that
tunnels into memories, creating new emotions at the end of it.
I am interested in doing interviews for the collection (minus any talk about Goya Press of course) and it can be downloaded from here for just 99p


although i do have promotional PDFS i can forward if required.

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