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Straightening My Tie By Peter Langston
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A collection of 55 poems which stem from the radical thought that for readers to share my experience and therefore reflect on sparks of similarity in their own, they first need to understand what I'm... More > saying. Writing gives my thinking a chance to straighten my tie. These poems are the result.< Less
Six Nines By Peter Langston
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A second edition of Peter Langston's first collection of poetry, Six Nines (2009). This edition features a new cover, changed fonts and formatting and a re-organisation of the poems. The title is a... More > Douglas Adams reference. In one of the author's favourite books, ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, the incorrect equation 6 x 9 = 42 is a key story point. When Peter realised he had 42 poems to publish, the title seemed obvious. According to Barry Richardson, "Peter’s is a poetic voice which is unique in the freshness of the language, the creativity of the imagery and the bold architectonic of structure, which gives well-worn themes rejuvenated expression, so transformational as to suggest the arrival of a new apocalyptic vision on the horizon." This edition gives the work a freshness that its contents deserve.< Less
Head Full Of Whispers By Peter Langston
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"Whispers. You must have heard that? Closer now, clearer. Things I must repeat, amplify. My head’s full of them." So are these whispers about people, places and myself that have... More > taken shape and floated to the surface of my consciousness in a collection of poems which will move you to uncomfortable extremes at times, grant you space to think and may even, if you are lucky, turn back into whispers for you to keep. These are no shapeless dreams which have wandered past. They have been nurtured and guided such that every word has been placed carefully in a mosaic to not just tell a story but give itself, generously, to the reader as a gift. The challenge does not come in reading or even in understanding these whispers, the challenge comes in the willingness of the reader to hold them, engage them and keep them close enough to take them forward. The question mark will be who the reader might become if they accept the whispers as their own. "Things I must repeat, amplify. My head’s full of them."< Less