A POETRY COLLECTION by Garry Kilworth
PUBLICATION DATE June 2017
FRONTISPIECE ART François Thisdale
In the main these are poems about some of the corners of the world where I have lived, about weapons and about creatures of the wild. They are subjects embedded in my upbringing, interest and experience. Included also, are four experimental sound poems: strange or exotic names of things or people. My influences have been Coleridge, Tennyson, Hughes, Whitman, Plath, Carlos Williams and Li Po: poets I enjoy and enjoy and enjoy.
Garry Kilworth was born in York in 1941, but now lives in a Suffolk village. Since the age of 12 he has been writing short stories and poetry, despite a poor, unstructured education as a military family’s child. Though widely travelled and raised in Aden and Singapore he loves the English countryside, being at heart a rural boy from farming antecedents.