The Man Who Launched a Thousand Poems, Volume Two
ISBN 978-1-7396231-9-7 | Hardback | 354pp | rrp £18.95
NEW TITLE - Published 24 April 2023
“In these strange times, every day should have a Paul Cookson moment – keep him by your bedside for emergencies.” Simon Mayo MBE, broadcaster & author
When the pandemic started, Paul Cookson began to write a poem a day, little thinking that before it ended he would have written a thousand.
Volume Two continues his compassionate, societal and humorous documentation of the nation’s wellbeing and resolve, crafting an extraordinary collection for these truly extraordinary times.
Illustrated by Martin Chatterton.
“A fresh collection of Cookson’s verse. If it’s laughter you’re after you could do worse.” Dr John Cooper Clarke
“Gives voice to all the things that scare us and all the things that lift us, and everything in between.” Rev. Kate Bottley
“A sublime collection of instinctive and honest poems.” Badly Drawn Boy
“Witty and wise, astute and acerbic.” Tony Walsh
“Paul Cookson is a special poet. He is a human being. Rare in this game.” Mike Garry
“A poet to be reckoned with. His world-wide book sales run into godzillians. Very funny, very perceptive and you don’t need a Greek or Latin dictionary to read him.” Dave Morgan, Write Out Loud