BURG'S EYE VIEW
An engaging and unusual collection of poems and quirky light verse, Burg’s Eye View is a hop-on/hop-off tour of the UK and Europe, with themes as diverse as hedgehogs, hang-gliding, inner cities, Olympics, amnesia, speed dating, dragons, Mersey Ferries, glaciers, seagulls, potholes, talking dogs and mad-eyed sheep.
The improbable journey takes a rollercoaster ride through British seaside towns in ‘Baycombe’, casts a wry glance at Britain in Europe in ‘Those Eurovision Nights’, and ends with a ramble through the shadowy forest of current affairs in the TV newsroom of ‘Soundbite City News’.
This entertaining debut collection explores the peaks and caverns of modern living, with a lively and informed commentary, vivid imagery, vibrant rhythms, skilful wordplay and not least a smile or two.
More from 'Burg's Eye View' :
.... go down the road to nowhere
and plant a sign at somewhere....
Those tears to me are imitation pearl,
glass baubles manufactured on demand.
WHISPER ON THE SHORE
New pamphlet now available - lyrical verses about love, relationships and hope in a world of 'burning skies'.
PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2020
TRIBUTE NIGHT AT THE SOCIAL
It's Open Mic Night at the Bannockpace Sports & Social Club, and we've invited some distinguished guest speakers to perform - if not in person then in spirit.
Tribute Night at the Social
Yeovil Writing Without Restrictions 2017
A collection of 14 tribute poems in a comedy setting - available now as a pamphlet (March 2020)
YEOVIL COMPETITION - thanks again !
All these commended works are now included in my debut collection BURG'S EYE VIEW:
Blackpoolium - highly commended (top 10) in the Writing Without Restrictions competition 2018 (now incorporated into Burg's Eye View as 'Baycombe')
Pavement from inside Costa Coffee King's Cross one winter evening - commended in the Poetry competition 2018
Soundbite City News - shortlisted Yeovil Writing Without Restrictions competition 2016
My poem Hang-Gliding was longlisted for the 2015 Yeovil Poetry prize.
Some of my favourite writers
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Ryan Van Winkle
Sharon Wadsley (link)