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
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