Monday, November 26, 2007

Shedman - new poetry collection


John Davies, the poet known as Shedman who is also poet in residence on The Shed magazine (new issue out at the end of this week) will be giving a preview of his new collection Shedman (what else?) at The Poetry Cafe, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, on Wednesday 28 November at 7.30 for 8pm. The new collection is available from the Pighog Press and is one of Shedworking's books of the year. Here's more information from Pighog:
“Is a shed a substitute for something never had
a replacement mother, or a kind of flat-pack dad?”

So begins John Davies’ much published and broadcast signature poem in his new full-length collection Shedman, named after his journeying alter-ego. Shed poems there are aplenty, illustrating Shedman’s career since his first residency at Brighton’s Booth Museum of Natural History. But this new collection also represents the broad spectrum of John Davies’ work. Across the different sequences, Davies weaves together his themes with wit and seriousness in an array of carefully crafted, thoughtful and thought-provoking poems."

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