Have just sent off the final proofs for the second of my chapbooks/pamphlets to appear this summer. This one is from Worple press and has its roots works by Henry Moore, originally displayed in the grounds of Hatfield House in 2011 has this lovely cover . . .
Worple were keen for me to include a brief Note about the poems that begins like this . .
Rimbaud suggests our openness to life, the unearned pleasures of the child, begin to close off around the age of seven. The rigidity of the maturing self, the closing in of solipsism is something from which these poems look to be rescued or relieved.
Salvation lies in the movement towards flexure with or accommodation of the world about us, the subjective becoming interconnected, melded with the objective world . . .