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Pig’s Ear, Dog’s Dinner
A COVID-19 Poetry Diary, Vol. 3
ISBN 978-1-8381185-2-5 | 164pp | 2021
rrp £10.00 | ebook £5.00
Written daily throughout the UK’s restrictions to combat coronavirus, Pig’s Ear, Dog’s Dinner picks up directly from Volume 2, Can of Worms.
Covering the period from the introduction of the ‘Three-Tier System’ through to the anniversary of the first lockdown, Paul’s third volume is filled with humour and compassion, and is a reflective documentation of the nation’s wellbeing.
Illustrated by Korky Paul.
Cover by Martin Chatterton.
“A book that future historians will want to read; it will tell them what it was like to live in turbulent times through a poet’s eye. If journalism is the first draft of history, then here is the second: life shaped, structured, described, annotated.” – Ian McMillan, poet & broadcaster
“In these strange times, every day should have a Paul Cookson moment – keep him by your bedside for emergencies.” – Simon Mayo, broadcaster & author
“A poem a day may not keep the pandemic away, but Paul’s pithy, moving, amusing and occasionally heartbreaking coronavirus verse diary is a must read memento of these challenging times. A succinct, modern take on Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year. Brilliant.” – Paul Ross, journalist & broadcaster
“Entertaining, topical [and] enhanced by illustrations from artist Korky Paul. This is a poetry collection of spirit, humour and humanity to help get you through this pandemic, however long it may last.” – Greg Freeman, Write Out Loud