Showing posts from May, 2023

Book launches

  I will be reading from Earth Walker at: ‘City Voices’ on Tuesday 9th May 2023 with Fraser Scott, Liz Parkes, Roger Noons at the Lych Gate Tavern, 44, Queen Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1TX, 7.30-9pm. Tickets £4 on the door.   ‘Country Voices’ on Saturday 20th May 2023 with Kerry Hadley-Pryce and Paul Francis at the Water Rat, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ, 2.30-4pm. Tickets £5 on the door.  
 ( P)review of Earth Walker by Paul Francis : Earth Walker is the lone survivor from an alien planet, calmly reporting back on weird phenomena. Ros Woolner can create a myth from a casual remark, and this collection offers a range of surreal landscapes. Radiators in the Desert recounts a detailed fantasy, while also mocking its narrator’s confident self-delusion: “I know just what to do.” These poems provide a varied chorus of voices - gardener, truckdriver, walker, absent-minded aunt - and an impressive technical range which takes in pantoum and nursery rhyme, haibun and golden shovel, while also exploring a spectrum of freer forms. “Hey, Death” is a brilliant title, and her dialogue with the Pyro salesman is brilliantly inventive. Ros Woolner adopts a variety of tones, but is never obscure, pretentious or dull. She starts and ends with the two sonnets which came first and third in the Guernsey competition of 2021. They could have been written by different poets – a feminist fable a

Earth Walker

My new poetry collection from Offa's Press is out this month.  Meet Earth Walker: Cover art by Clare Wassermann Design by Alex Vann