Waterloo Press: Poetry Publications
Several books are published by the Waterloo Press, based in Hove, UK every year, by Dr Simon Jenner who in addition to being a connoisseur of poetry, can also speak very knowledgeably about art andclassical music too.
Several books are published by the Waterloo Press each year.
Each set of poetry by its authors is printed on plush-quality paper in a plain cover, however bearing a classy jacket with artworks ranging from photographic image to abstract/figurative drawings.
Illustrated by Peter Griffiths, monochrome pen and ink burlesque.
Here is a mock Elizabethan ballads set in tradtional 4-verse format. These recount the adventures of an Elizabethan Irish pirate chieftain, Gráinne Ní Mháille, or Grace O'Malleym, who apparently ruled West Coast Ireland for over 40 years. It is all all written with great Verve, swashbuckling.
Jastrzebska is Polish Natally,but has lived in the UK since a small child. Sometimes her work consists of a kind of free-association prose, rather than in formal poetic form.. Either way, there sems to be a preoccupation with everyday ruminations in many voices, of those involved in Troubled Relationships.
The Cover Image, on a vivid red cover, is titled 'Kidnapping of Persephone' by Dagmara Rudkin.
Fools and Mirrors
One major theme in this set of verses seems to be concerning mortality and desire to transcend it. Allegedly humanist but sounds full of Platonic duality in places - at least at a superficial glance.
The Cover Design attributed to Waterloo Press, showing clowns.
Bells and Candles
Yes well, this had to involve a shameless plug somewhere, as the cover of this colkection of work was provided by myself.
As for a critique on
Norman Jope's work - here is a link that can really do this justice:http://www.stridebooks.co.uk/Stride mag2009/feb 2009/The Book of Bells.htm
Once again, here is the adress of The Waterloo Press:
95 Wick Hall
Hove BN3 1PF