Thin Air

Thin Air

By John Mole

Price: £10.00

ISBN: 978-1-912524-94-5

Number of pages: 58

Poetry, English, Paperback, 120x165mm

This group of poems accumulated throughout periods of lockdown necessitated by the virus Covid-19 between late March 2020 and February 2021. It is in every sense occasional and anecdotal, consisting of observations, meditations, reminiscences and anticipations. Some poems seek to give voice to personal and social anxieties, others to find consolatory humour and delight in the unexpected. Many have been posted on Instagram and as contributions to the online Plague20journal, a record of the period by different voices in different places (Plague20journal.com).

A John Mole poem is a delicate construct – its syntax and line breaks fix a moment of intensity or record a transformation’ – John Greening, TLS