My poem book is published! You can buy it from Lulu right now, if you like, or come to one of the launches:
Thursday 14 February, at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 162 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 9AE – Starting at 7.30 pm, it’s open to all, not just Buddhists. This will be simply an evening of sharing the poems by reading some of them, talking about them and answering questions about anything to do with them and the mysterious process of poem-writing. And drinking tea, of course.
Wednesday 10 April (April’s new moon) at The Birdcage, 28 Clare St, Bristol, BS1 1YE. I’ll be having a sort of ‘at home’* from about 4.00 pm – sitting on sofas, drinking tea, that kind of thing. I thought I’d make an afternoon and evening of it and then from 7.00 pm there’s an ‘open mic’ night – which any one is welcome to join, if you turn up early enough to book. The nice folk in the Birdcage have been kind enough to book me a half-hour slot so I’ll be reading my poems between 7.30 and 8 pm.. (*I’d have you all round to the Garret Hermitage, but there simply isn’t room – so it’s nice to have somewhere to have an ‘at home’ just 5 mins from my door.)
I’ll have copies of the book to sell (and sign ) at both events – it’s £6.95 and obviously that would save the P & P.
The ‘Unlived-lives of Dora Wunbery’ is a collection of poems I’ve written between 2002 and 2012 and the book also contains a generous selection from ‘Puzzle’, the collection of my poems from 1998-2002. ‘Dora Wunbery’ features in many of the poems – to find out who she was and how we are related, follow this link. All the poems from the collection ‘Puzzle’ available free on this website, so do have a look. I think the newer poems are an improvement on these – but check it out for yourself…