Sometimes a Wild God - the book

Sometimes a Wild God - the book

£6.50 GBP




Sometimes a wild god comes to the table.
He is awkward and does not know the ways
Of porcelain, of fork and mustard and silver.
His voice makes vinegar from wine.

The new chapbook edition of the poem, Sometimes a Wild God, by Tom Hirons, with a cover illustration by Rima Staines. See below for more details and reviews.

Sometimes a wild god comes to the table.
He is awkward and does not know the ways
Of porcelain, of fork and mustard and silver.
His voice makes vinegar from wine.

The new chapbook edition of the poem, Sometimes a Wild God, by Tom Hirons, with a cover illustration by Rima Staines. See below for more details and reviews.

“Written with the incantatory power of an old hymn, and the urgency of a world on its side, Sometimes a Wild God is a wake-up call for troubled times. With an animal magic reminiscent of the work of Ted Hughes and Gary Snyder, Sometimes a Wild God is a haunting, heart-breaking tribute to the wildness in us and the journey we each might take to re-find it.” — Sylvia V. Linsteadt (author of Our Lady of the Dark Country and Tatterdemalion)

You can read this poem and others at Tom's website and find out more about Rima and her art at her own website.

This new print-run of the second edition is now litho-printed in beautiful quality on 100% recycled paper (100gsm internal, 280gsm Kraft cover) in England, by Calverts workers' co-op.

The book is A6 size (4.2″x5.9″) and has 32 inner pages. Saddlestitch (stapled.) This is the second edition.

Please note - some reviews below are from the (now out-of-print) first edition.

ISBN: 978-0-9933656-8-3