The Speaking Trees is published by SurVision Books. Anatoly Kudryavitsky is the editor and presiding spirit of this new imprint, which espouses the surreal and the experimental in poetry.
In the words of Patrick Kavanagh:
Give us another poem, they said,
Or else we'll think your muse is dead.
The Speaking Trees can be obtained directly from SurVision Books at www.survisionmagazine.com
or from Amazon.co.uk, Lulu or other websites.
Besides six favourites from my last collection, Life Monitor, the chapbook contains twelve poems which have not been collected in book form before and five of these are published here for the first time:
As Regards the Dark
The Lost Jockey
An Interview with Ivan**
Man in Field Talking to Cows*
Old Possum's Stray**
The Speaking Trees
Once Upon October*
Frost on a Snowy Evening**
* = poems uncollected before
** = poems unpublished before