OUR NEW BOOK, Making Equality Work, will be coming out later this month.
It's all written and copies are currently with a select number of reviewers.
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In the meantime, to ensure everything is ready to release the eBook when we are ready, I have released a collection of poems that I've been meaning to formally publish for many years.
Baiting a line with a kite flying high
The title Fishing for Birds was inspired by a man who uses a wheelchair, whom I met once on Boston Common in the US. His hobby was to fly a kite from his chair (no easy feat) with the aid of a fishing rod.
Richard Troise referred to his hobby as 'Kite Fishing'.
The metaphor of using a kite to fish for birds, even when you can't walk, struck me as an immensely strong one at the time. So strong that I decided to name my anthology after the poem of the same name, which I penned to describe that encounter.
A mix of emotions
I don't promise that every poem in this book has a diversity theme. Some are just plain absurd. Some capture painful or reflective moments in my life.
I tackle the big existential questions. Do Doughnuts have a soul? Is there a use for Bastards? Are Teddy Bears a single woman's best friend?
The poems have been performed by me occasionally over the years. But I always vowed I would release them as a book one day.
That day has come.
Fishing for Birds is available in Kindle format on Amazon for £3.99. You can buy it here.
If you don't have an actual Kindle, that's not a problem as there are free Kindle apps for Windows and Apple PCs, and for iPad and Android tablet devices.
A full list of the free Kindle apps and how to download them is here.