In Praise of Nahum Tate covers a wide range of reading experiences including poetry, short stories, reviews and politics. It features an eclectic poetry collection, ranging from the muscular, old-fashioned formality of ‘Old Peg Remembers,’ a sonnet on the story of Pegasus and Bellerophon, to relaxed, free verse observations of nature and studies of family life. ‘Folded,’ is a bitter-sweet portrait of a family coping with divorce. ‘The Commonwealth Of Crows’ is a sequence of sixteen poems, illuminated by Julie Foley’s beautiful artwork, which looks at corvids from many different angles.
The short stories are interwoven with humour and dark drama, and even explore magical realism in ‘The Clock Of Real Time.’ The book also features an exclusive interview with Robin Williamson, Scottish musician, singer, songwriter and storyteller.