Falconer’s Joy · Five Poems - the audiobook

Falconer’s Joy · Five Poems - the audiobook

£2.50 GBP




Read by Tom Hirons (author of Sometimes a Wild God and Nettle-Eater) this audiobook contains the five poems in Falconer’s Joy, with a new afterword by the author.

Recorded in December 2021 in south Devon. Cover art by Rima Staines

NOTE: Purchasing the audiobook will provide you with a zip file containing the mp3 files and the cover.

Read by Tom Hirons (author of Sometimes a Wild God and Nettle-Eater) this audiobook contains the five poems in Falconer’s Joy, with a new afterword by the author.

Recorded in December 2021 in south Devon. Cover art by Rima Staines

NOTE: Purchasing the audiobook will provide you with a zip file containing the mp3 files and the cover.

The five poems 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 in September 2018. In between those bookends of time, The Lapwing Stars appeared in Fiddler's Green Peculiar Parish Magazine #4; The Worship of Place was originally recorded whilst out on Dartmoor, beside the East Dart, in the early Summer of 2018 and then became text, and this recording is from the book. Falconer's Joy was also written in the summer of 2018.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Lapwing Stars
  • The Worship of Place
  • Merrivale
  • Falconer's Joy
  • The Dead Fathers
  • Afterword
  • Credits