Monday, 27 September 2010

N S Thompson at Beeston International Poetry Festival

N S Thompson, a lad with long-standing literary leanings, makes a rare Midlands appearance during the Beeston International Poetry Festival.

Thompson will appear at the Flying Goose Cafe as part of an evening devoted to writers published by Smokestack Books on Tuesday 19 October 2010.

Further details from Smokestack Books via their website or from John Lucas via the Shoestring Press website.

This is the first year of the BIPF, which will run from 16 - 28 October 2010 and will feature a wide range of poets, including Mahendra Solanki, Cathy Grindrod and Wayne Burrows.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Frank Hauser (poet), Peter MacKarell (illustrator) - Dinosaur Days - The Whittington Press - November 1975 - Limited Edition

I`m told Frank Hauser was for many years Director of Oxford Playhouse. More importantly, though, he wrote poems about dinosaurs !

This copy was part of a limited print run of 500 copies printed for Heal`s Books and Prints by The Whittington Press (there was a subsequent edition in 1976 which produced rather more copies).


As you`ll see, Peter MacKarell`s illustrations complement the poems excellently and expeditiously (if that`s the word I want).

Anyhow, as i often say, the best way to sell poetry is to provide a sample quote. This is my personal favourite ;

"Rest in peace, my dinosaur, rest your giant bones /  All too soon the men will come with cars and telephones / All too soon they`ll stumble on psychology and wars / All too late they`ll hamker for the days of dinosaurs."

Says it all, really ! Here`s another picture ;

This is number 3573 in our listings. As ever, a full description plus price and postage details can be found online and the `Buy Book` links alongside this blog are there to help you search our stock.