The Age of Saturn

The Age of Saturn

By John Gohorry

Price: £14.95

ISBN: 978-1-910323-20-5

256 pages

The Age of Saturn is John Gohorry’s eighth collection of poems. Previous collections include Adagios on Ré/Adagios en Ré (Lapwing, 2014), a sequence of 79 short poems written over three years on the Ile de Ré, with accompanying French translations by the author, Samuel Johnson’s Amber (Shoestring Press, 2010), Forty-Eight Gates (Dark Age Press, 2009) and Imagining Magdeburg (Shoestring Press, 2008). Glyn Pursglove, reviewing Imagining Magdeburg for Acumen in 2008 wrote “Gohorry obviously has a highly active and searching mind, and he has the eyes and ears… and the poetic craftsmanship to do justice to it. A first-rate collection.”

The Age of Saturn contains Lost, winner of the 2008 Keats/Shelley Memorial Association Poetry Competition, and several sequences previously published only in pamphlet form, including A Lecturing Life (Grammelot Press, 1986), A Life of Merlin (Bullnettle Press, 2000) and A Manager’s Dog (Shoestring Press, 2011).

About A Lecturing Life

“…an outstanding small press publication… a fascinating and original disquisition on one of the most wayward of the professions, filled with witty glimpses of schools and students, and endowed with remarkably exuberant language.” Peter Porter, The Observer
“…a unique booklet… learned and humane, brilliant and unflashy.” Ian McMillan, Poetry Review

About A Life of Merlin

“The book is an outstanding example of craftsmanship… the 70 copies offered for sale are clearly intended for those who seek out fine press publications, but the poetry deserves a wider audience.” Dan Nastali, Arthuriana

About Adagios on Ré/Adagios en Ré

“John Gohorry se fait poète du petit bonheur et se délecte de la chose vue…” Elina Baseilhac, Le Phare de Ré

About Samuel Johnson’s Amber

“Everywhere one reads – and re-reads in Samuel Johnson’s Amber – there is provocation, stimulation and pleasure. A substantial addition to the canon of contemporary long poems, I cannot recommend it too highly.” Glyn Pursglove, Acumen

About A Manager’s Dog

“I couldn’t put this down.” Stephanie Norgate, Poetry Review

About Forty-Eight Gates

“Forty-eight intensely imagined poems… A triumph.” Peter Bennet, Other Poetry