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David Pike: In The Mix

Poems 1990 - 2006

David Pike lives in Swindon and is well known for his literary work. He is also editor of Pulsar Poetry Magazine. Pulsar includes poems from all areas of the globe. The magazine also includes book/booklet reviews and reviews of 'live' poetry events. Photographs and illustrations are also featured. Photographs are mainly of poets performing at Pulsar 'Live-Microphone' poetry evenings which are regularly held in the Swindon, Wiltshire area of the UK. Pulsar is now in its thirteenth year of production. The March 2007 publication is edition # 47. Pulsar is non-profit making and is run by poetry enthusiasts for poetry enthusiasts, an altruistic concern.

His new book 'In the Mix' will be available in May 2007 and may be ordered from Ligden Publishers, 34 Lineacre, Grange Park, Swindon, SN5 6DA, UK, price £4.99 direct from the publisher, otherwise £5.99. The majority of poems have been published in small magazines and newspapers and many have been aired via the BBC. Forward by American poet Rose Solari. Some reviews of David's work is given below.

Bibliographic Details
ISBN-10: 0952043188Publisher: Ligden Publishers (United Kingdom)
ISBN-13: 978-0952043188Publication Date: May 2007
Paperback: 60 pages (in English)Product Dimensions: 5.75 x 8
Reviews of David's work....

New Book by Pulsar Editor David Pike

In the Mix, Poems 1990 - 2006, now available:

An 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:

"I 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.

"Few people have the talent to take ordinary, everyday words and transform them into something extraordinary. David Pike’s 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.

"David 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.

"David 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, Pike’s 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.

Further information:
Pulsar Poetry website