Published TODAY! Slip between the pages of this book and relax into Coral’s warm, vibrant, exciting, world of poems – it seems a poem about practically everything, in every poetic style, lies within.
I particularly enjoyed her animal poems (of course) but there is much to entertain, fascinate and make you laugh in this book.
Coral is an excellent poet and her exacting word choices explode little bombs of enjoyable recognition.
Here’s a couple I enjoyed – firstly, this lovely fox poem:
And lastly, a humorous one:
Riding a Lion is out TODAY, has lovely illustrations by Emily Ford, is published by, and can be bought at Troika Books, as well as all on Hive and any books shop.
FIVE fizzing stars and a big bang of recommendation!
Dear Poet, Notes to a Young Writer by Charles Ghigna – a Poetic Journey into the Creative Process for Readers, Writers, Artists & Dreamers popped through my letterbox just before National Poetry Day/Week.
The book takes the form of short numbered poems on all aspects of writing poetry – set out on a double page spread, the left-hand side the number title, the right-hand side, the poem. I love the feeling of light and space this gives for each poem to breathe inside your head. Here is one of my favourites:
When in need
of the poem,
go write it.
But do not think
There is no
for the poet.
There is only
for the poem.
© Charles Ghigna
I love this. The poet as an observer, recorder, describer. What you feel, see, understand, remember will be personal to you, the reader. There are many such observations throughout the book, the sum of a life well-lived in poetry. Recommended!
More information can be read in the spotlight on Charles Ghigna, here. His website is here.