A limited chance to get two groundbreaking collections by Gatehouse poets, for only ￡12.50!
A limited chance to get two groundbreaking collections by Gatehouse poets, for only ￡12.50, including postage!
A Season in Eden:
This second collection of poems by Peter Daniels moves through seasons of innocence and experience, looking at being English, being queer, at whatever there is Out There. John Greening described his first book, Counting Eggs, as ‘a mature, authoritative collection,’ (TLS) and James Sutherland-Smith wrote ‘Daniels emerges as a true original of great technical skill and assurance’ (The Bow-Wow Shop). Here, his originality and playfulness continue to emerge and tilt the world into new shapes for the reader.
'Poetry that fizzes with wit, bold ideas and unexpected turns' - John McCullough
In June 1942, in order to train for D-Day, five Breckland villages were chosen for requisition by the Armed Forces and residents were given less than 21 days to leave their land and homes. As one village’s school mistress put it, 'The war had taken our husbands and now our homes and way of life was to go'.
Real and imaginary villagers who gave up their homes and their land for what would have been described as 'the war effort' appear in this sequence of poems written by acclaimed Norfolk writer Andrea Holland, for the Cafe Writers Norfolk commission. Poems and original pre-requisition photographs of villagers and village life bring to light a significant episode in Norfolk history which has nevertheless been almost entirely forgotten by the subsequent two generations.