My latest book, Conflagration, is due to be released this month. Conflagration is my third collection of poetry (fourth book overall) and spans two years of work. Conflagration is longer, more mature and better balanced than my previous works and is the book I am most proud of.
I would like to offer a huge thank you to my friend Matt “Swampy” Ward for taking over the artwork mantle and providing a vivid, manic rendering of the title poem.
Conflagration is priced at £4 and will be available in store at Beccles Books, Lowestoft Library and Halesworth Library. It should also soon be available in Kindle format from Amazon and also via Paypal using email@example.com (unmonitored email address).
Observant visitors will have noticed a considerable drop off in my posting in the last year or so, Conflagration is likely to be my final collection for the foreseeable future.
A Sea God Will Be God Once We Have Buried All The Rest
Those of you who follow my poetry will have noticed that, for a while now, I have been writing a series of narrative poems which have not featured in either of Swannui and Cygnusor Be All; End All.
This narrative poem is named The Merfoxiad. It is about an ancient mythical fox beast and the young girl destined to destroy it. I began writing the first part of The Merfoxiad around two years ago and have written further parts here and there over the course of those two years. Now, with the conclusive poem nearing completion, I can confidently announce that I will be self publishing The Merfoxiad in paperback and releasing it in November 2014.
The Merfoxiad is lighthearted and tongue in cheek, which perhaps could be expected from a poem about an aquatic killer fox.
The paperback release will be a limited run of around 30 copies, international postage and delivery is available. If you would like to register interest in an order then please write it in the comments section. I’ll even sign or write flattering lies in the front cover for you!
Swannui And Cygnus (July 2013) and Be All; End All (February 2014)
I have self published two collections of poetry. They are available from the following stockists for £4 each:
Alternatively the books can be mailed within the UK for £4 each plus £1 postage (UK mainland only). Payment should be sent via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org ensuring that delivery address and any necessary information is included.
Well, that was very business like. Don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll post some more nonsense about cat poop soon enough.
Released this month; my second book. Be All; End All is a collection of poems and it will be available from selected Suffolk book shops, myself personally or through Paypal ordering. Be All; End All has been written since the release of Swannui and Cygnus in the summer of last year. It is considerably longer, deeper and perhaps less conventional than my earlier work; often Swannui and Cygnus poems bore the mark of the eager university student seeking his tutor’s approval. I shall release it for myself if for no-one else.
Swannui and Cygnus (for sale in bookshops in Beccles) featured 23 poems, a compendium spanning several years. There were poems which I had written aged 16, sat in class in sixth form, procrastinating in an English lesson. There were poems I had written just weeks or even days before (Meander was written as I was formatting the PDF). A 9 year selection of poetry can show an evolution but also can seem muddied and inconsistent. That said, I am still proud of my first book.
Each book is £4, one copy of each can be bought together for £6.
Just a quick update on the progress of my debut book. Early sales have been promising and consistent. I’m pleased to announce two new stockists. Three weeks after release there are now three brick and mortar stockists, Kindle store and mail order. Both Beccles Public Library and independent craft store Number 21a have joined the superb Beccles Books. So pick up your copy now.
Beccles Public Library
Daniel Brunsdon has been writing poems and short stories for over 10 years. The former Sir John Leman High School student and Loughborough University graduate is excited to be releasing his debut poetry compilation. Entitled “Swannui and Cygnus” (a play on ennui and sickness), the collection of poems is now on sale.
The poems cover such diverse themes as world-weariness, misanthropy, disillusionment, apathy, world-weariness, war and religion. Although hardly lighthearted, Swannui and Cygnus balances this with a cautious optimism and a playful nod to the writer’s idols.
Daniel, a Beccles native, said “Swannui and Cygnus is austerity made poetry, poems for those of us who have taken our first steps into adulthood under the cloud of a recession.”
Swannui and Cygnus is available to buy in Beccles from Besleys Books and Beccles Books and online at http://www.iridescentfox.bigcartel.com