By Tony Roberts

Price: £9.00

ISBN: 978 1 910323 08 3

The poems in Drawndark reflect with compassion and humour on William Faulkner’s paradox: that the past is neither dead, nor even past; hence the immediacy of Roberts’ portrayal of a gallery of writers, artists and composers (from seventeenth century Holland to 1950s Harlem). Alternating with these are warm, personal poems of love and friendship.

Praise for Outsiders

“an authentic adult voice, tender, ironic, relaxed and highly educated… a fine collection.” – Al Alvarez

“Readers of Tony Roberts’ previous collections, Flowers of the Hudson Bay and Sitters, are familiar with his relish of history, not least the histories of writers and artists… Lucid, civil, and warm-spirited even in their alienation, these sensitive poems justly share Herzen’s feeling that art and personal happiness are our ‘real goods’. ” – Michael Hulse, The Warwick Review

Read the London Grip Poetry Review here.