In response to requests I have finally published a collection of some of my poems.
I launched this website because it was a good way to float my poetry on the ether, and it is great fun. When I find myself being asked “Have you published anything?” I point to this website and various electronic publications my poems have appeared in such as ink-sweat-and tears, Snakeskin and Open Writing, and single poems published in various collations over the years, but have to admit there was no hard copy collection.
Now there is! My wife Jean has paid for publication of a collection of my poems, so that I could put the whole publication together myself with selected images, as on the website. David Thompson, a friend and former Art Critic of The Times, was keen to get a copy in his hands, so Igave him the task of proof reading. However, I have to admit that after I made some final adjustments that the two minor typos in the book were mine!
If you would like a copy of Hard Won Words at a cost £8.00 including post and packaging (for the UK), please e-mail me at email@example.com with your order, and I will make the arrangements.