Corks! Rod Tame is gay: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. It must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of this debut collection. Originally from the Garden of England that is Kent, Rod now lives in the urban jungle that is Manchester. He hosts and performs regularly at the rich variety of poetry nights in the area, with the occasional foray into alien lands.


Strange World Odd Person by Rod Tame
Strange World Odd Person
adult poetry / LGBT+
ISBN 978-0-9570141-9-0 | 72pp | 2013
rrp £7.50 | book+p&p £8.49 | ebook £4.99

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Transported from the Garden of England to the gay clubs of Manchester's Canal Street, Rod Tame soon finds himself exploring the confounding values of British society. But when encountering murderous denizens of Middle England, fallen saints in Spanish bars, event horizons and perilous next-gen cyborgs, will the nurturing wisdom of Doctor Who, Star Trek and The Avengers (or even Most Haunted) prove enough to win the day?

Inlcudes a Foreword by Regie Cabico.

"A voyage of self-discovery, all the way from outer to inner space, punchy, poignant and engaging by turns.'' - Rosie Garland, poet, novelist & March Violet

"A tour de force of a poet blending romance, sci-fi and tabloid pop culture with generous alliterations, a rhythmic swing and surprising splashes of witticisms. This collection confirms an eloquence on the page, complimenting his elegant stage presence in pubs, coffee houses and theaters on both side of the Atlantic." - Regie Cabico, New York's Nuyorican Poet Cafe Grand Slam Champion

"Playfully energetic with a good dollop of the profound." - Gerry Potter, poet, playwright & director

Strange World Odd Person by Rod Tame

Cover art by the author, illustrations by Brink.


Rod performing 'Don't Shut That Door, I'm Gay!' at Evidently, Salford.

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