When I first opened Morgan Downie’s MS file I was excited. When I started working on the book I was even more excited. Normally I work with authors to cut down their selection to pamphlet size, but in this case I couldn’t cut it at all. So it will come out as Calder Wood Press‘s first full-length collection – nearly 70 pages. The poetry is vivid, passionate, moving and full of original insights. It hangs together as a thematic collection, but within the theme there is a large range and diversity of subject and treatment. Are you getting the picture? I love this book.
Speaking of picture, I suppose it’s natural that one who lives by the sea and loves our coast as I do would have come up with a cover design to fit the theme. (Well, I think it does). It should be going to the printers in early February.