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 coming soon - lyrical verses about love, relationships and hope in a world of 'burning skies'.
"I see the Memphis in your lips
the Motown in your hips
I hear the cocktail of Manhattan
the sapphire and flamenco red
the rainbow jazz progression"
AVAILABLE FROM 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)