Slate, Sea and Sky (Paperback)Norman Bissell (author)
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Presents a combination of poems and photography that creates a fresh soundscape and vision of Glasgow and of a land far beyond its crowded streets. From the screech of buses to the crash of waves on a windswept Hebridean shore, this work features poems that take us on a journey from the city to an island, between two very different worlds.
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Number of pages: 114
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 176 x 139 x 8 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
When I first read Norman Bissell's poems, one ordinarily harassed day in Glasgow, one of his meditations on city life made me laugh so much that I wrote it on a post-it note and stuck it to my wall. His poems are full of such lines: a calm voice that I want to carry away and keep in my mind's ear. I loved the place the poems took me to. Here is the voice of a poet who is grounded in place, at home in the world. - Gerrie Fellows, author of four poetry collections.
There is lovely work here, limpid and light, a careful simplicity of line, open to the voices of the city and the calm, restorative spaces of nature. - Catherine Lockerbie, Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
On his journey Norman Bissell takes a clear-eyed look at the world around us; celebrating people - and elements, rocks and minerals, birds, hills and waters as living things - with integrity, passion and compassion. His life is laid open for us with honesty, shedding light on what it is to be human in the search for what is. - Gerry Loose, Scottish Arts Council Creative Scotland Award winning poet.
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