Our very first in-house ebook is David Selzer’s beautifully refined collection of 20 poems, all based on people – dead or alive, famous and infamous, known and unknown. We hope you’ll be touched, amused and as engaged as we are with David’s effortless and elegant verse: A Jar of Sticklebacks.
The 20 poems, 5 of which are published here for the first time, explore themes as diverse as love, death, racism, war, nature, popular culture and the passing of time. Each is imbued with a gentle sensitivity and a generosity, to both his subject matter and his reader, which harks back to the old-school poets. While David refers to some of these masters in the Afterword: Auden, Yeats, Larkin, Hughes and Plath, to name just a handful; his voice is entirely original, anchored in his own rich life experience.
The cover artwork - a retro jar with stickleback label - is by Armadillo Central artist Jennifer Copley-May with extra designwork and cover layout by Daz Smith. The photographs which illustrate some of the poems are by Sylvia Selzer.
This fine little digital tome is available as in 3 different formats from the Poetry section of the shop and will soon be launched in other online outlets. Visit David Selzer's page to find out more about the author.