Thursday, 4 October 2007

Intro to Shots No 5 and 6

Peter Sansom ran a writing work shop in Huddersfield in 2006 and asked the group to write something beginning with the line You were still asleep.

Steve Waling wrote a poem, and a few days after he showed it to me I wrote some prose with the same first line. Steve's poem is in his new book Travelator and I appreciate his permission to include it here.

In The Times Ian MacMillan listed Travelator first in his "Five to Cherish" and wrote:

Waling was once poet-in-residence at a chip shop and his poetry has a salty quality that makes you want more. [Steve's publisher] Salt churns out quality books like there's no tomorrow.

Thank you again to Steve for the poem, and to Steve and Ian MacMillan for this opportunity to use square brackets.

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