Five poems by Tom Hirons (author of 'Sometimes a Wild God' and 'Nettle-Eater') from Hedgespoken Press, in a new perfectbound edition. See below for more details and links.
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.
- The Lapwing Stars
- The Worship of Place
- Falconer's Joy
- The Dead Fathers
This 2021 edition of Falconer's Joy is litho-printed on 100% recycled paper (140gsm internal, 270gsm black cover) in England by Calverts workers' co-op, using soya-based inks.
40 internal pages.
Cover illustration by Rima Staines.
Dimensions: 4.2″ x 5.9″ (A6).
Second edition - 1st printing.