The Awkward People

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Suz Winspear, known throughout Worcestershire and beyond for being a Worcestershire Poet Laureate and Worcester’s Gothic Queen, is launching her new collection!

The Awkward People, published by Black Pear Press (and available to buy here: https://blackpear.net/authors-and-books/worcestershire-litfest-fringe/suz-winspear/) is a true testament to Suz’s outstanding ability to capture the imagination and share uncanny observation.

The Awkward People book launch will be held at Drummonds (The Swan With Two Nicks) in Worcester on Sunday 14th January.  Come along to celebrate Suz’s well deserved success, and enjoy some wonderful performances from some of Worcestershire’s finest.  Doors open at 3.30PM for a Four O’clock start.  There is a bar, and I heard it will be hosted by that handsome bald fellow you all love.

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Lenzi the Legend

 

Delighted!  I received two recent additions to my ever growing collection of poetry from Paul F. Lenzi.  As Paul’s biggest fan across the pond, I heartily recommend reading any of this wonderful poet’s endeavours.

A prolific and pensive poet, Paul F. Lenzi has written more than twenty books, and pens a hugely popular and successful blog (https://poesypluspolemics.com/).  Paul is a keen advocate for other writers, and has long been supportive of other poets (myself included).  This man has as much love as he has talent (no small wonder, he is widely adored).

You can get a copy of Time Before Time here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Before-Units-When-ebook/dp/B075YDQF2B/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509188124&sr=8-1&keywords=paul+lenzi+time+before+time

You can get a copy of Range of Motion here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Range-Motion-Paul-F-Lenzi-ebook/dp/B00GIZQHC6/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1509188184&sr=1-7&keywords=paul+lenzi

And finally, I am delighted to share that Paul F. Lenzi has kindly written the ‘blurb’ for my forthcoming collection, ‘Legacy’ (of which I’ll keep you posted).

Keep smiling and keep writing, much love 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

Colour Me in Cyanide & Cherries

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Look what arrived!  Baldy’s copy of ‘Colour Me in Cyanide & Cherries’!  Wonderful poetry from Mirjana M Inalman (known to the WordPress community as Oloriel).  You can get your copy here:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/mirjana-m-inalman/colour-me-in-cyanide-cherries/paperback/product-22575537.html

And why not try before you buy, and check out the Colour Me in Cyanide and Cherries blog:

https://olorielmoonshadow.wordpress.com/

Excellent!

Beginning With Your Last Breath

 

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:

http://ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/beginning%20with%20your%20last%20breath.html

And I suggest you do!