Launch of Pressed for Time, by John Foggin

Tuesday 3rd May, 7 pm at Brighouse Library & Art Gallery, HD6 2AF.

‘John Foggin has done it again with another collection that is compelling in its clarity, bursting with its ideas and dazzling in its range. Kim Moore

‘This is a skilful, humane, and most enjoyable collection from a very fine poet.’ Jean Atkin

‘To read this collection is to be a guest in a unique mind. This is a masterwork by a master poet.’ Tom Weir

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 –