Mark Ward’s debut collection Thunder Alley is a semi-autobiographical account of the diversity and divisions within his hometown of Blackburn. 

"You could say Ward writes a Bach-like poem: it seeks for purity of expression. Its leathery language wants to force out the personal, the dramatic so that a near purity of expression allows them their place outside the poem."

Alan Dent - Penniless Press

Mark Ward was born in Blackburn, and has travelled extensively. He studied for a Masters at Lancaster University. He lives in Grasmere and works at Dove Cottage: former home of the poet William Wordsworth.

 Paperback 6" x 9" 65 pages  ISBN  978-1-326-07316-9 Published November 2014


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