Poetry, Short Stories & Plays
In this collection Paul Berry evokes settings with a strong sense of place and past. Against such backgrounds he explores universal themes of family, love, loss and longing. The strength of these poems is to highlight landscapes and the people who live and pass through them, combining to celebrate the extra-ordinary nature of the ordinary, familiar and everyday.
Comments on previous collections:
"Paul Berry reaches for top branches when it comes to inspiration...weighing up family, place, loss and love with a strong nod towards proud local roots"
–Keith Skipper, Eastern Daily Press
"...gritty, imaginative, sharply written visions. This is free verse at its best - full of real poetry and unusual and striking use of words."
–Outposts Poetry Quarterly
"...pensive, sometimes oblique, never depressing. Poetry to read and re-read in tension and tranquillity"
–Bogg, Journal of American and British Writing
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