By Roy Marshall
Paperback, 135x210mm, 84 pages
Roy Marshall’s first collection, The Sun Bathers (Shoestring Press, 2013) was short-listed for the Michael Murphy award. He lives in Leicestershire where he has worked as a nurse in coronary care and research. Roy is currently employed in adult education.
‘These are poems that hold words to the light until they catch it and flash with sudden truth.’ – Andrew McCulloch, Times Literary Supplement
‘Poems of singular and haunting imagery… Marshall very often explores the power of transience and a consequent desire to preserve and praise in the face of this knowledge… his poems convince one of a world out there that is being experienced in a vital and open way – political points of reference and intrusions, social structures and historical processes. …this is a collection that is filled with invention, exceptional skill and rueful humour.’ – Peter Carpenter, Under The Radar
‘Such writing is highly imaginative and something of a high wire act… this is a vivid collection’ – Warwick Review
‘A lyricism that is quite his own.’ – David Cooke, The North
‘…very self-contained, poised and graceful writing’ – Kim Moore