Together Behind Four Walls

Together Behind Four Walls
Series: Poetry Anthologies
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Goldcrest Books
Publication Year: 2021
ASIN: 9781913719340
ISBN: 9781913719340

My poem “We Long” appears in this anthology.

About the Book

This book of reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic supports Marie Curie Nurses, is published by Goldcrest Books, and compiled by Francis Powell.

This anthology benefiting charity is now available for purchase in Europe. It will be released globally in the near future. My poem “We Long” is included.

You can purchase a copy for £11.99 via Goldcrest Books website.

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Book description from the publisher:

Together Behind Four Walls

Compiled by Francis H Powell

With the sudden arrival of Covid 19 and the introduction of a lockdown, many people might have wondered how they would spend their time.

Writers, poets and artists decided to express their feelings in words and pictures during this turbulent period. From humour to deep thoughts Together Behind Four Walls captures the many facets of the human spirit during the pandemic.

Proceeds from the book will go to Marie Curie nurses who continued their great work during this crisis.

The book includes some well known contributors including:

Wendy Cope: among other accolades, the author of five collections of adult poetry, a judge of the 2007 Man  Booker Prize, and was voted the listeners’ choice in a BBC Radio 4 poll to succeed Ted Hughes as Poet Laureate in 1998.

Roger Robinson: a  celebrated writer, musician, and performer, who has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Ondaatje Prize.

Peter Finch: an author, historian, poet, and former Chief Executive of First Academi, the Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency and Society of Writers.

John Hegley: a  performance poet, comedian musician and songwriter, who was the presenter of the Border Television series “Word of Mouth”, and has appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Arthur Smith: an alternative comedian, presenter and writer, who famously turned down a lifetime achievement award in 2005 from the Perrier Award organisers, and won the Panel Prize at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007.

Neal Zetter: a comedy performance poet, children’s author, and entertainer. He has nearly 30 years of experience performing in locations such as West End comedy clubs and the Royal Festival Hall. He uses the writing and/or performing of poetry to develop literacy, self-expression, confidence, creativity and presentation skills.

Sally Kindberg: a renowned author, illustrator, and comic strip maker, famed for children’s illustrations. Sally kindly donated two original drawings to this campaign.

The book also includes other contributors from round the world.

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