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:
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.
Inspired! Roy McFarlane, former Birmingham Poet Laureate, blew us away at the Worcestershire Litfest & Fringe Speakeasy, performing poetry from his book; ‘Beginning With Your Last Breath’.
Roy’s performance was intimate, interactive, and ingenious. His poetry… superb. ‘Beginning With Your Last Breath’, published by Nine Arches Press, is a tale told twice. First, through the pages of this brilliant poet, then remembered, igniting something I never imagined.
You can get your hands on ‘Beginning With Your Last Breath here:
Delighted, I just received my personalised copy of T.J. Therien’s ‘When Gods Fade to Myth’! This latest poetic endeavour from Big Smoke Publications will be available soon, and I highly recommend it.
“In his most recent collection, poet T.J. Therien pays homage to the roots of storytelling. ‘When Gods Fade to Myth’ takes the reader on a journey through history and the imagination, combining poetry and poetic prose to explore our belief in fairytales, new and old.”
Big Smoke Publications
“Most poets are modest creatures by nature. This is not the case with T.J. Therien, and with ‘When Gods Fade to Myth’, why be humble when you are this bloody great? T.J. Therien’s poetry delivers madness, subtle sadness, and a certain candour we have come to expect. Elegance and excellence, pierced and tattooed by a true artist. This poet deserves praise and respect (and I have bucket loads for him).”
Prize-winning poet, Kieran ‘Baldy’ Davis, author of ‘Lacuna’
It is time to remember: There are no ‘mere mortals’.