Author: Ian Stockton (Selwyn 1969)
This collection of poetry written over a thirty year period reflects the diverse landscapes in which the author has lived and worked. Here are poems set in areas as diverse as industrial North Staffordshire, rural Galloway, Northeast England, Lincolnshire and Lancashire., as well as in places briefly visited. visited briefly. These landscapes and the people associated with them have lingered long in the poet's mind and memory; they are part of his mindscape. The poems are not only sensitive to landscape, but are rooted in time and place, with a strong sense of the earth and the value of human toil. The poetry draws deeply upon childhood memories and on the human experiences of exile and displacement, loss and bereavement, struggle and joy.