Cathy Flower

There is a Tune

Cathy Flower Poet for Life

First  collection with William Cornelius Harris Publishing

there-is-a-tune-optomize-150x150 Cathy FlowerThere is a Tune is the new release of poetry by Cathy Flower Poet for Life.  Cathy arrived in London in 2004. Since her arrival, she has performed here extensively. How did it start? “It all began for me in Sydney, racing up a hill in Darlinghurst to put my name down in the open-mic at a pizza bar on Oxford Street in 1991. I made it. My blood was inspired. Poetry and I remain”.

There is a Tune is Cathy’s third book of poetry, dealing with urban pains and enlightening strains but with a dash of hope, enchantment and survival. Preceding poetry volumes by Cathy Flower include Blue Poetry (2013) and Poetry is the Sight Within: 8 Short Poems (2010).www.cathypoetflower.tumblr.com

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ISBN 9780993229329
Edition first
Publisher William Cornelius Harris publishing
Published tba
Language English
Pages 52
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.13 kg
Dimensions (centimetres) 14.81 wide x 20.98 tall

IDF Andrew

                               Of the Deep

of-the-deep-optomize-212x300 IDF AndrewThroughout her life, Ingrid Andrew created art and wrote poetry prolifically.  She later added music and song to celebrate her passion for the natural world and humanity, also her fears.  In this thought-provoking but delightful volume, ‘of the Deep’, you will find quirky humour too and affectionate observation.  Ingrid’s life ended in 2015.

The volume has 22 poems, each gently remarkable, with one ferociously defiant.  The overriding sensation is of  her characteristic tenderness.

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Ingrid’s first volume ‘The Bird of Morning’ is also available from William Cornelius Harris Publishing.  Her creative website www.ingridandrew.wordpress.com is still there to both stimulate and soothe heart and soul.  She welcomes you with tenderness.

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ISBN 9780993229374
Edition FIRST
Publisher William Cornelius Harris publishing
Published 28 May 2016
Language English
Pages 44
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.11 kg
Dimensions (centimetres) 14.81 wide x 20.98 tall

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Alain English

         English is a Foreign Language

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English is a Foreign Language

Alain English is delighted to publish his second book with  W.C.H. Publishing.  This selection of poetry marks ten years in London and covers such varied topics as mental health, snooker and politics.  Travelling from Aberdeen to London via Sheffield and Palestine, these poems can be savoured and enjoyed at any time.

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ISBN 9780993229343
Edition first
Publisher William Cornelius Harris publishing
Published 12 November 2015
Language English
Pages 52
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.13 kg
Dimensions (centimetres)
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Wendy Young

                                                                                               Ooetry

optomize-wendy-189x300 Wendy YoungOohs and ahs on life, mates, Hammer Horror, wild west heroes, being poked and celebrity’s dark side, Wendy’s first book with W.C.H.Publishing takes you ‘from ‘ere ‘ere to maturity’.

A spoken word artist in London, Wendy also has an performing background, has taught poetry performance skills and reviewed for Disability Arts Online.

She is a regular performer at Survivors (A-Z of Razz is a tribute to lauded MC). Wendy has had some poetry published in magazines and anthologies.

 

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ISBN 9780993229350
Edition FIRST
Publisher William Cornelius Harris publishing
Published 12 November 2015
Language English
Pages 32
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions (centimetres) 14.81 wide x 20.98 tall

Keith Robert Bray

Pocket full of Whispers

Close Friends

keith-bc-optomize-222222-1-150x150 Keith Robert BrayPocket full of Whispers this little book of poetry is dedicated to all my close friends and family. And to all the extraordinary people who have influenced and enhanced my life in ways I never could have imagined possible.

With more than just thanks to Peter Beverley, Bob Frith, Paul Kershaw, Katerina and Ankaret El Haj, Xochitl Tuck, Laura Barnes, Lorna Barter, Cam Ringel, Penny and Shadow and Dave from Tottenham Chances, Kitty Reford, the Sidcup and Bexley crew, Jill Penny, Fiona Frank, Wendy and Chris Pointon from Market Rasen, Poet Razz and all at Survivors Poetry.

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ISBN 9781326449230
Edition First
Publisher William Cornelius Harris Publishing
Published 18 October 2015
Language English
Pages 44
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.11 kg
Dimensions (centimetres)
14.81 wide x 20.98 tall

Habiba Hrida

                              Going with The Flow

front-bc-optomize-3rd-habiba-216x300 Habiba HridaWelcome to this, my third collection of poetry, perfect for the fireside, the bedside, or even the roadside, full of lyrical rhymes on alternative themes that will stimulate and entertain you and hopefully, get your own creative juices flowing. I wanted to deliver a flow of poetry that enters the human psyche in a sensitive way, putting life’s  problems and experiences into context, reaching into the corners of life and shaking it out like a table cloth

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ISBN 9780993229398
Edition first
Publisher William Cornelius Harris Publishing
Published 23 June 2016
Language English
Pages40
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Weight 0.11 kg
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Tara Fleur

I’m Not Here For Your Entertainment

Front-Cover-tara-optomize-150x150 Tara FleurTara Fleur ‘Woman Of Bones’ first collection of poetry Title I’m Not Here For Your Entertainment
She is a Performance Poet, Fine Artist MA, Psychiatric Nurse, and Survivor of Trauma.
She has a battled with Mental Illness alongside a varied involvement in Acute Psychiatry and the Arts.
She has exhibited her installation art which incorporates spoken word, film and photography and independently curated several successful exhibitions of conceptual art over the past 25 years.
In 2013 she won a national painting / poetry competition (Think Arts) with a portrait of Shakespeare that was on display at Southwark Cathedral, London UK.
Tara Fleur ‘Woman Of Bones’ is new to publication but has already had poems included in collection of poetry in America by Nina Loard.
Her life story as a Poet, Artist and Survivor of Trauma can also be found in an academic psychological research publication ‘ Narratives Of Art Practise and Mental Well Being ‘ by Olivia Sagan, Bishop Grosseteste University.
Tara Fleur ‘Woman Of Bones’ performs her poetry widely across the London open mic circuit, poetry slam’s and has featured at several events.
She has an interest in collaborating with fellow poets, most recently weaving a darker thread of poetry into Ingrid Andrew’s performance piece ‘When Woman Created The World’

I’m Not Here For Your Entertainment

Is a collection of edgy, melancholic, sexually explicit, traumatic, dark, socio-political, uncomfortable and often shockingly visceral poetry.
This book of poetry is, her book of poetry.. a reflection of a life less ordinary

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‘I am not here for your Entertainment’

 

by Ingrid Andrew

 

This woman with the beautiful name of Tara Fleur and the equally resonant and unforgettable name that first grabbed my attention ‘Woman of Bones’ has her first written her first, mesmerizing collection of poetry in the William Cornelius Harris/Jason Why stable.

The first powerful,compelling and unforgettable  poem is  ‘Woman of Bones’ with its continous refrain Don’t

(…  don’t try to cure me, I am an incurable woman.  Don’t whisper, what I already know.

Don’t dear oh dear, bones –

Don’t call me a bitch, a cunt or a cow. I am  a Woman of Bones. I am a grim warrior now

…..

and don’t bother praying for me, I choose not to rest in peace ..’

 

Taras poems speak soul to soul, heart to heart of her own reality, her fierce and unwavering acceptance of what is, of what she feels and of her own traumatic experiences.

 

Her poems often speak of an almost unbearable, aching  reality ‘Hush little baby, don’t wet the bed … or mama’s gonna punch you in your soft, sweet head ‘

or are again startlingly, exposingly, unforgettably, corruscatingly honest …   as in ‘Sorry’ where Tara apologizes for being a bystander to the suffering she witnesses, when in her former career of psychiatric nurse …  ‘I had my nurse’s hat on’ while enduring her own soul torment.

 

‘….  my night shifts moaned and groaned, boundaries blurred between the living and the dead, strange whispers seeping through locked doors …’

 

Tara’s poems are never less than extraordinarily vivid and memorable.   Her eyes unflinchingly look into the darkest places and experiences that a human being can suffer, her bones speak,her voice insists on being heard.

Ingrid Andrew

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Jason Harris

Life and Hope

jason-bc-optomize-150x150 Jason HarrisThe war over a return to to full health. No more thought of death, or Suicide the battle waged it close but Hope winning, pushing despair out. Only joy and fulfilment fill the void. Happy thought the flags fly high all people celebrate the end of despair punched out by joy

This is my second poetry collection Life and Hope  i learn my craft from the street of London,  poetry circuit where i spent many happy hours talking , listening and drinking with London finest poets where i learn there secrets of poetry interestingly this all happen by accident i was invited to a creative writing workshop and each week it was poetry and i would always say when are we going to do creative writing one day they all answers poetry is creative writing at which point  i pruduce the flyer which read adventure story writing  follow by another big laugh. Life and Hope came to life following the successful completion of my first book Death Suicide Despair Poetry

Poem from Life and Hope

Vulnerable Voices

Who said it‘s hard? It‘s impossible to complete such tasks. More work, less staff. Who‘s making the decisions? I hear it loud: cuts, more cuts, more cuts.It‘s all psychological scaremongering. Those who have jobs want to keep them.Those who do not, want to find them. Suddenly there‘s giant leaps of incomers from afar without work and all the time they say it benefits us all.

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ISBN 9781291834895
Edition First
Publisher William Cornelius Harris
Published 25 November 2014
Language English
Pages 33
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions (centimetres) 14.81 wide x 20.98 tall

Ernie Burns

 When London Finally Gave in and Started to Love

optomize2-WhenLondon-150x150 Ernie BurnsWhen London Finally Gave in and Started to Love is my first collect. Finally the fantastic performance poet Ernie Burns has penned his poems in a book,called When London Finally Gave in and Started to Love  so we can carry him around in our pockets! This collection ‘When London Finally Gave In and Started to Love’ is a superb distillation of five years of his writing; full of what Ernie writes best about, the heart! It’s texts are grubby with the sardonic soot of London’s glaucous city smog and an absolute spark of a poem entitled ‘Little Ember’ scatters light upon the cobbled streets.

 

                                                Poem from When London Finally Gave in and Started to Love By Ernie Burns

                                                                                                                                                     Bad Day

Bad Day This is a “worse” day It holds “worse” for me And I fear more “worse” Is bound to appear Because “worse” is a curse That scares my “Okay” Muscles it out and packs it away It is going to be a terrible day

Because “worse” is a bad listener It does not care When I say In a stern admonishing tone “Bad day bad!”…It runs off Making people think I am mad Talking to a day like that And all I will get today is “Worse”So, how I will feel today is bad. free down load extract from the book.

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ISBN 9781291977066
Edition First
Publisher William Cornelius Harris
Published 07 December 2014
Language English
Pages 52
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight0.13 kg Dimensions (centimetres) 14.81 wide x 20.98 tall

Ernesto Sarezale

 IN THE NAME OF THE FLESH

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This book is the union of two overlapping sets of poems. One set includes all the poems that were performed by Ernesto Sarezale in his critically acclaimed one-man show “In the Name of the Flesh”, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010. The other set includes poems by Ernesto Sarezale that have been published in a variety of outlets. Whether part of the show or not, all poems in this collection were written “in the name of the flesh”. 

 
Ernesto Sarezale is the penname of a Basque cognitive scientist, poet, multimedia performer and video artist living in London. Ernesto’s “erotic magic realism” has been tipped as “Dali-esque”, “refreshingly surreal and slightly unsettling”, “gently confrontational”, “darkly humorous”… Ernesto is currently the promoter of London’s quarterly erotic literary soirée Velvet Tongue. In the flesh, on the flesh, in the name of the flesh…
 
Extract from I Told You:
 
“Don’t you realise, I say,
that the scratches on your ankles
are the imprint  of your pulse,
a cardiogram, the completion of a track
from your heart to your intestines,
from your rectum to my fist,
from my elbow to my torso,
from my heart to my left hand,
and from my nails to your skin?”

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Product Details

ISBN 9781291995480
Edition first edition
Publisher William Cornelius Harris
Published 24 October 2014
Language English
Pages 40
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.11 kg
Dimensions (centimetres) 14.81 wide x 20.98 tall