and other news
A few copies of the September 1983 reprint of Flying to Nowhere have been discovered. It is in all physical respects identical to the first edition, with the high production values of Tom Fenton’s Salamander Press. £10 including postage from 4 Benson Place, Oxford OX2 6QH.
The latest collection of poems, Asleep & Awake, was published by Chatto & Windus in December 2020. Much of the material is autobiographical, including a sequence of early childhood (“In War Time”) and a sequence written for his wife Prue’s 80th birthday (“Before We Met — and After”).
Not more than fifty copies of Lees, a selection of very early poems, were privately distributed in December 2020.
A recording of the first performance of The Crimson Bird (see Home Page) appeared in 2020 in a CD of some of Nicola LeFanu’s orchestral works (NMC D255). And in 2021 Encore Publications are to publish the score of St Francis of Assisi (1981), a cantata written with Bryan Kelly.
A corona of fifteen sonnets, “Marston Meadows”, is soon to be published in the TLS.
A new short novel, Loser, is published by the Shoestring Press in February 2021. It exposes the right-wing mindset in crisis in the form of a suburban thriller. An order form follows: