Douglas Clark: Durham Poems, Arrowhead Press, Darlington
This book was instigated by Sally Evans of Poetry Scotland
who asked me to email her my Durham Poems, as I had grown
up only a few miles from her in County Durham. They were
spotted on the email list by the editors of Arrowhead Poetry,
Joanna Boulter and Roger Collett, who asked if they could publish them.
Naturally I agreed because it is pleasant to have hometown recognition.
The poems are basically a compilation from my Benjamin Press
books and my Salzburg University Press book Wounds with the addition of a
poem from the Stride anthology edited by William Oxley.
Some other earlier and later poems were added for completion.
The list of poems in Durham Poems is....
- Autobiography 5
- The first four years 8
- from the village 9
- a beginning 17
- Raby Castle 28
- Inside 30
- Alone, at Durham 31
- Lines written for Martin Heidegger 32
- Coatham Mundeville 36
- Susan at Coatham 37
- Broceliande 39
- Quixote 40
- A Sabbatical Year
- Candlemas: The green hills of Earth 48
- Beltane: Fresca a'Maying 53
- Lammas: Durham 58
- Hallowmas: The Morrigan 61
- Vision 66
- Leaving Aycliffe 67
- Plants 68
- Prince Heathen 69
- The ruined chapel 70
Arrowhead Press has a website
and the book may be ordered online from
Independent Northern Publishers.
My own website may be found at Douglas Clark's Home Page giving full details of
my other publications. All my poetry is available there.
The cover graphics
of my publications may be viewed.
A current selection
of my poetry is available.