Falconer's Joy
Five poems by Tom Hirons, new for September 2018

Falconer's Joy Five poems by Tom Hirons

Five poems from the author of Sometimes a Wild God, Nettle-Eater and The Firebird.

The five poems in this pocket-sized chapbook share themes of mythic slippages, of time unanchoring and of the dead speaking to the living, sometimes the other way round.

The oldest piece, Merrivale, was first begun in 2012 and has seen a number of versions down the years; the most recent, The Dead Fathers, was written only a few weeks ago, in September 2018. In between those bookends of time, The Lapwing Stars appeared last year in Fiddler's Green Peculiar Parish Magazine #4; The Worship of Place was recorded whilst out on the moor, beside the East Dart, in the fabulous early Summer of this 2018; and Falconer's Joy was written in the summer of 2018.


Riso-printed on 100% recycled stock (100gsm internal, 170gsm EcoKraft cover) in England.

Dimensions: 4.2″x5.9″ 36pp.

First printing.

Words © Tom Hirons; Cover art © Rima Staines; all rights reserved

ISBN: 978-0-9933656-5-2