Lithium is a first collection from a writer who has only comparatively recently made an appearance on the poetry scene. The 'lithium' of the title - a metallic element, and also one of the drugs used in the treatment of manic depression - hints at the rich and unusual mix of poems in this volume. Poems about discovery and loss, love and decay, the domestic and the universal, the world of work and the world of trains, come together in what the poet describes as "a poetic 'faction' based on my life and experiences". Hard hitting, tender, amusing and moving, this is a powerful and memorable work.
ISBN 1 900072 57 2