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New Poems That Small Birds Will Fall In Love With

Review by Sara Young, Dec 2011

New Poems That Small Birds Will Fall In Love With
by John D Robinson

John D Robinson new poems002“THIS STATEMENT WRIT IN LIFE IN 2010
I ADVISE THAT DAY-DREAMING WILL BE MADE
A COMPULSORY AGE-LONG ACTIVITY &
THAT VODKA VISIONS BE OUT-NUMBERED
IN APRIL’S DREAMING SKELETONS”

This extract from self-published local writer John D. Robinson’s collection of poetry New Poems That Small Birds Will Fall in Love With, echoes a continuation of genres and styles of writing from the early to mid-1900’s. The influence of both the Beat and Surrealist movements within Robinson’s poetry is obvious from the outset as can be seen from his free flowing, aesthetic and almost prophetic style. The printed collection includes 27 poems which jump from the page and demand attention, making bold statements; Robinson couples this with a magpie’s collection of imagery and themes, giving his writing a placeless and timeless feel. Effective when read from cover to cover, or dipped into – but definitely best read, as is traditional with this style of poetry, out loud and with plenty of force.
o New Poems That Small Birds Will Fall In Love With by John D Robinson (ISBN 978-0-9553678-4-7). Price £10.40 pages. Published 2011 by Holy & Intoxicated Publications, 12, King Edward Close, Hastings, Sussex, TN34 2NP. johndrobinson@yahoo.co.uk

 

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