Monday, 6 June 2011

I love this poet!

Came across Christopher James in a back copy of Iota poetry magazine today. He won the National Poetry Competition in 2008 and the magazine had an interview with him followed by the winning entry and two more poems.  His poetry blew me away.  As I was up in London later I tried to find a copy of his collection The Invention of Butterfly in Foyles, but no luck.  Have tracked it down online and am sending for a copy. However, while I was in Foyles I did buy a signed copy of Jackie Kay's new collection Fiere (a lyric counterpart to her memoir, Red Dust Road - if you get the chance to read it grab it!) and selected poems by George Herbert.

Anyway, to whet your appetite here is Christopher James reading his winning poem.

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