|As part of Snakeskin's
25th anniversary, the editor has published a new
collection of his poems.
George Simmers is old, and he is bookish, and he makes no apology for it. That's the way he is.
Zeitgeisty critics these days tend to heap praise on the glamorously young and streetwise, but George insists that old age and bookishness are also fit subjects for poetry. Hence the book.
The book is in three sections. The first is a selection from The Songs of the Old Man, poems investigating age, and finding it sometimes distressing, sometimes consoling. The next section is a collection of poetical anecdotes about individual pensioners. For example, here's Margaret:
It is available from good booksellers, including Amazon.
The list price is £8, the publisher is Snakeskin, and the ISBN is 978-1-716-48337-0
If you live in Great Britain, and would like a signed copy for £8, postage free, send me an email.