Angels over Elsinore
Published by Picador in 2008, Angels Over Elsinore was my first collection sinceThe Book of My Enemy gathered together all my early work. So really this book can be considered as the beginning of my later work, for anyone keen on chronological divisions. I personally am not: I can remember serving the poetic impulse as faithfully as I could from my earliest writing days, and it has always felt like the same surge, as it were. Much to my gratification, the book was seriously reviewed, and I include links to some of those reviews here. Before I fell ill in early 2010 I gave several stage readings from this book at various venues, and found that most of the poems I chose to read passed my test of holding the audience’s attention at first hearing.