Harold Massingham Selected Poems

Launch on Saturday 4th December, 2-4pm in the library at Mexborough Grammar School, where Massingham, Ted Hughes and Ian Parks were pupils. (Massingham and Hughes near contemporaries; Parks much, much younger.)

‘His voice is built from Yorkshire stone, from voices in the street …’ Ian McMillan

‘ one of the great neglected poets of the twentieth century.’ Donald Davie

‘an extraordinary poet: dogged but luxurious, restrained but brave’ Sarah Wimbush

Snig – poems by David Underdown

 ‘Damage and loss resonate through Snig in quietly devastating details … Underdown finds restoration in attentiveness to the shared world in which we make our home … precise, observant poems’.

Judith Willson

‘a multifarious collection which takes you from the sluicing tides of Crosby Beach to a sequence of Shakespeare’s women … rich and varied … will take you to unexpected and memorable places.

John Foggin

To buy a copy of David Underdown’s new collection, go to the Calder Valley poetry Bookshop page – https://caldervalleypoetry.com/book-shop/

Lure, by Alison Lock

From Caroline Gill’s poetry blog:

Lure, published by Calder Valley Poetry, is described by Cathy Galvin on the back as Alison Lock‘s ‘liminal journey’ in and through a landscape of mud, rock and water. Alison wrote the poems during a spell of recovery from a very serious accident that occurred in this beautiful but bleak setting of hills and watercourses. The narrative may be dark in places, and while the poet’s approach reveals the tenacity of the human spirit, her language sparkles with the lustre of a Yorkshire river on a crisp and chilly morning.