Mark Wardís debut collection Thunder Alley
was a semi-autobiographical account of the diversity and divisions
within his hometown of Blackburn. The Visitorís Book expands
on this theme, exploring the relationship between people and their
environment. It collates and chronicles the overlooked, the ordinary
and the remarkable: the things that pass and those that endure, into
a rich seam of narrative poems.
"Vivid, sharp, memorable observations of the
places that have touched Ward's eye and heart; the tone is
characteristic of the man; poems worth reading!"
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. The Visitorís Book
is his second full collection.
Paperback 6" x 9" 65 pages ISBN
978-1-291-96018-1 Published August 2014