Atlas of Clouds

I am so excited!  There are many poets that I openly admire, but few that I worship like Paul F. Lenzi.  When one reads Paul’s poetry, it is no small wonder his website (https://poesypluspolemics.com/) has over eleven thousand followers and has received more than a quarter of a million page views.

Paul is not only a gifted poet, but a kind and considerate advocate for many other writers.  I am blessed to be among those he has actively encouraged and supported.  People like Paul (and Polly Stretton) have made me a better poet and given me opportunities I would not have imagined possible.  Heck, I write good poetry because I read GREAT poetry, you can read some by getting your hands on ‘Atlas of Clouds’ or any of the other superb collections from Paul F. Lenzi: https://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Clouds-Chapbook-Paul-Lenzi-ebook/dp/B01M6E60S5

Best wishes from Baldy

The Amazing Lost Man

 

Ben Parker, the reigning poet in residence at Worcester’s Swan Theatre (and former poet in residence at The Museum of Royal Worcester Porcelain) has recently had a collection of poetry published!  I first met Ben at the beginning of the year, a gentleman in my eyes; and a gifted poet.

When I saw Mr Parker perform poetry from his collection ‘The Amazing Lost Man’ at a recent Worcestershire Litfest & Fringe Speakeasy, I had to get a copy.  Signed, ‘To Baldy, with love’, I am chuffed to further bow my bookshelves with Ben’s offering.

Published by Eyewear Publishing, you can get your copy of ‘The Amazing Lost Man’ here:

The Amazing Lost Man

Best wishes from Baldy

Happy

Happy?  I’m delighted to get my hands on Clive Oseman’s collection of poetry!  Clive Oseman is a Swindon based Brummie poet who likes to mix serious and humorous work. He has been widely published in journals and anthologies worldwide. A poetry Rivals Finalist in 2014/15 (only a few months after his first open mic), and shortlisted for the final of the same competition at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015/16, he travels extensively around the UK to perform. A typical set takes the listener on a roller coaster of emotion, and “Happy” aims to do the same.

You can find more information about Clive and his publication from Burning Eye Books here: http://www.cliveosemanpoetry.com/index.html

Best wishes from Baldy

A Cache of Flashes

flash

This year’s Worcestershire Literary Festival Flash Fiction anthology is now available from Black Pear Press!  Featuring some of the finest flash fiction writers from across the globe, this collection is sure to impress.  Get your copy here: https://blackpear.net/2016/11/16/the-2016-litfest-flash-fiction-anthology-a-cache-of-flashes/

Best wishes from Baldy