Jim Dening's Poetry in Book and CD Formats.
First time in the U.S. Jim Dening's remarkable poetry "pebbles, debris" is available on CD and book.
LEDBURY, England -- November 16, 2009 -- Old King Cole Productions is proud to announce that it is now the distributor of the first book and CD by the award winning English poet, Jim Dening. This volume, in book and/or CD form, makes an excellent travelling companion with its many moments of philosophy, honesty and beauty.
Jim Dening's poetic voice is distinctive in poems notable for their onward pace and sense of pulsation, and for their satisfying resolutions. These are poems for a life revisited: poems on family, loss, love, landscape, rivers; humorous poems, ironic asides. A consistent theme and powerful language develop -- the study of the moment of reality, the recurring question: how do we gain access to the next level, the real, the spiritual? There are ghosts in many of these poems, and we, they suggest, are the future ghosts.
Lauded by Wolf Magazine, this volume "... is Dening at his most lucid, at the height of his range; breathing fire on the bones of mortality and history." Moreover "the sense of elegy is moving..." (ACUMEN Literary Journal). The book and CD are available individually or as a specially priced Book & CD set. The CD version was recorded by the BBC sound engineer John Rushby-Smith in Ledbury, England on April 28, 2008.
JIM DENING has won awards and competitions, had his poetry set to music, and is widely published in poetry magazines and journals. His background has been in language study, in journalism and publishing on diplomatic history and boundary conflicts. In the last three years, with his partner Maureen, he has renovated an old tannery and barn amid ancient woodland and orchards in England's Herefordshire.
OLD KING COLE PRODUCTIONS is a San Diego based company founded in 1997 to expose and promote new experimental music on staggeringly original CDs. Visit the company Web site at http://www.oldkingcole.biz/ for more information about its catalog.
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