James Roderick Burns

Still Standen

From the introduction by James Roderick Burns:

This is a book about a poet. It is also a book about being a poet: about the things that engage the poet's mind, heart and soul, the agonies and ecstacie of directing that initial spark down to the start of the powder trail and keeping it there, about lifting the work up in a series of small public explosions, recognising the exposive potential of others and crafting the best possible box of firecrackers, in a dark and wretched elfin workroom three times a year, to light their way, and about the bright patterns of light we hope to splash across some future sky.