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THE BEAT YEARS
GUNS AND ROSES
Some Critical Comments
A beautifully written and poignant story.
Ronna Wineberg, Bellevue Literary Review
In this story Ken Champion provides highly
developed characters that contemplate their relationship to Christ,
to culture and to each other. His character, Steve, develops a
relationship with a younger African student, Thandi Mnede. Even when
these characters are together, they are worlds apart, Steves s
sense of isolation deriving from his intellectualized disbelief in
Monica K. Mankin, The Literary Magazine
Review, University of Wisconsin (06)
THE BEAT YEARS
I found some beautiful writing here.
Susie Reynolds, Chimera (06)
I really do like this story. He deals with a
potentially melodramatic ending with real elegance and lightness of
touch. The last two lines are heartbreaking.
Jonathan Ware, Silkworms Ink (10)
I think his work is amazing.
Sarah Kayss, Post Poetry Magazine (12)
Ken Champion is an internationally published
poet and writer whose work has appeared in over 150 magazines and
anthologies. He has two pamphlets, African Time (2002) and
Cameo Poly (2004) and a full collection, But Black And White
Is Better (2008, reprinted 2010) all published by Tall
Lighthouse. His fiction has been published in literary journals
in the USA and extensively in the UK and he is a
Profiled Poet for South Magazine and reviewer for Write
Out loud. A selection of his poems and fiction can be found at
The Poetry Library and at www.kenchampion.org.uk
Ken lectures in sociology and lives in London..