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Through the Looking Glass

by David Andrew

Through the Looking GlassI have been writing poetry that I’d been happy to read out in public for about fifty years. The earliest poem in Through the Looking Glass that I can definitely date was written in the severe winter of 1962/3 ('Delirium in Winter'). The sequence at the end ('Gone Away') in 2007/8.

If I am pleased about an aspect of my work it is its range. The work in this volume covers: portraits of people, places and occasions, letters to those I know and those I have read and, perhaps unfashionably, lyrics – including love poems, some of which even rhyme, and poems that might make you smile. (I call these entertainments. Among the entertainments are selections of nursery rhymes, of which some are adaptations of old favourites, others original. )

Lastly, I’ve avoided more literary work. That said some poems, including the title poem, are more reflective. Indeed, Descartes appears on page 18 (‘Descartes takes a single room’), ‘though you’ll see the work has a sting in its tail.

I hope you enjoy the book. If you would like to get in touch, contact me here.

Note: works in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ have been published in: Iota, Other Poetry, Blithe Spirit, Poetrymonthly.com, The New Writer, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Nottingham, Markings, Pennine Platform, The Journal, Frogmore Papers, Poetry & Audience, Obsessed with Pipework, Dream Catcher, Envoi, Anon & The Reader; and in the anthologies: The Haiku Hundred (Iron Press 1992), Blood Line (Blinking Eye 2007) & Mr Barton Isn’t Paying (Flarestack 2009).

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