“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
Familial: Selected Poems
One of the internet’s most prominent poets, John Lavan, presents a new book of collected poems.
John’s distinctive voice, enjoyed by his hundreds of thousands of blog and Twitter followers, carries effortlessly from the personal to the pastoral. Many poems are inspired by family relationships, especially the bond he has with his first son Andrew, who has Down’s syndrome.
There are also poems on love, our time, a series of haiku, and even poems on poetry among this collection of more than 100 hilarious, thoughtful and heart-breaking works.
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A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE:
I Love You
and your perfect ask
‘Would you scratch my back?’ is enough
to stretch out hands because folk who love
happily scratch backs where a person can’t reach
John reads An Eden Conception, one of the poems from the new collection:
John reads Andrew’s Birthday Poem with – and for – his son:
- A F Stewart
- A Place for Writers
- Bunnys Review
- Mary M Forbes
- Morgen Bailey
- Pat Bertram
- Roxie H
- We Do Write
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