of David's work....|
Book by Pulsar Editor David Pike
the Mix, Poems 1990 - 2006, now available:
A5 size perfect-bound book with a full colour cover and sixty pages, copyright
© David Pike, ISBN 978-0-9520431-8-8, © Ligden Publishers 2007, UK price
£5.99, (£4.99 if ordered direct from Ligden Publishers, 34 Lineacre,
Grange Park, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 6DA). Cheques payable to: Ligden Publishers.
The author will sign copies, on request. The majority of the poems have been published
in small magazines and newspapers and many have been aired via the BBC. Foreword
by American poet, Rose Solari. Visit: www.rosesolari.com
have spoken to David Pike on a number of occasions and have always been impressed
with his passion for the written word, be it in story form, poetry or prose. His
hard work in organising the regular Pulsar poetry gatherings demonstrates again
his enthusiasm for bringing poetry to life in every sense of the word. His new
book of poems "In the Mix" further serves to prove this, and I am sure
will be enjoyed by readers and writers alike." Mark Seaman, Senior
Producer and Presenter, BBC Radio Wiltshire and BBC Radio Swindon.
people have the talent to take ordinary, everyday words and transform them into
something extraordinary. David Pikes natural feel for language is stunning.
The breadth of this collection is exhilarating, touching on serious themes such
as ageing, intellect, childhood and social observation and then throwing in the
downright hilarious. A superb work." Gill Harris, Deputy Chief Sub
Editor, Swindon Advertiser.
Pike is an acute observer of the unconscious drollery of much of human behaviour
in the quotidian, but also a gentle revealer of the small ways in which nature
can make us suddenly step back and see the big picture of the true value of our
existence. These are enviable qualities indeed." Geoff Ward, Book
Editor, Western Daily Press and Bristol Evening Post.
Pike has a controlled, deceptively relaxed style, an appropriate foil for his
wry, affectionate view of a world that seems, in these poems at least, at one
moment joyfully absurd and at the next haunting and cruel. As one might expect
from a poet comfortable with reading his work to audiences, Pikes work is
accessible. However, it would be a mistake to assume his poetry operates on one
level only. I found myself drawn back to it repeatedly as the images and sound
refused to fade. Recommended!" Bob Mee, Editor, Iota & Ragged
Raven Press, Warwickshire.