Follow this link to Julie Mellor’s poetry blog for her thoughts on the When All This Is Over anthology – https://juliemellorpoetsite.wordpress.com
Month: July 2020
‘Traces’, Poems by Jack Faricy
Jack Faricy’s debut collection, Traces, now available from Calder Valley Poetry.
In his first collection, Traces, Jack Faricy gives us a wonderfully diverse set of poems, united by a keen eye for unexpected detail and technical skill. He is particularly good at the short, tightly-packed poem where every word and line-break is made to count.
Traces is a collection that satisfies on many levels – the language, the ideas, the use of form, the emotional tone.
I think this is an outstanding collection: dispassionate and clear-eyed observation, presented in a variety of well-mastered verse forms … a gift for long complex sentences which turn out to be perfectly understandable and nicely balanced … admirable assurance.
To order, follow the link – https://caldervalleypoetry.com/book-shop/. If this doesn’t work, go in to http://www.caldervalleypoetry.com and click on ‘Bookshop’. Scroll down until you reach ‘Traces’.
A Gowpen, poems by John Duffy – video ‘launch’.
A Gowpen is John Duffy’s fifth publication, and the second with Calder Valley Poetry, following Glamourie in 2016. The poems start with nature, but travel into an uncertain future by way of the gardens of Versailles, Glasgow’s Gallowgate, Walthamstow in London, and a couple of fantasy encounters.
Clearly, the usual launch is not possible, so John’s son, David, has put together a short video in which John reads a few of the poems, chats with his publisher and shares some of his thoughts on poetry and writing.
Follow this link to John Duffy and A Gowpen:
‘Lure’ – poems by Alison Lock
Another new publication from Calder Valley Poetry.
Here, a woman writes for her life. The resulting book is transformative, a liminal journey into the bones of a seemingly familiar landscape with the power to kill or save. Lure is unafraid, the work of a remarkable poet.
Out of physical trauma, Alison Lock creates a gorgeous lyric evocation of a unique part of Yorkshire, and therefore the world.
To order, follow the link – https://caldervalleypoetry.com/book-shop/. If this doesn’t work, go in to www,caldervalleypoetry.com and click on ‘Bookshop’. Scroll down until you reach ‘Lure’.
‘A Gowpen’ – poems by John Duffy
New publication from Calder Valley Poetry.
‘Deeply felt, meticulously crafted and always musical … full of human warmth and compassion.’ Jo Haslam
‘John Duffy asks us to attend to detail, to attune ourselves with precision to the small, deep moments in life … rich with intensity.’ Zetta Bear
YouTube ‘launch’ video out soon. Details to follow.
To order, follow the link – https://caldervalleypoetry.com/book-shop/. If this doesn’t work, go in to www,caldervalleypoetry.com and click on ‘Bookshop’. Scroll down until you reach ‘A Gowpen’.
What’s a gowpen, you’re wondering? A mere £8.70, inc p&p, will supply the answer. And provide you with much, much more.