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Falconer’s Joy : Five poems

Hirons, Tom, Staines, Rima
Format: Other
Publisher: Hedgespoken Press
Published: September 23, 2018
ISBN: 9780993365652
36 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


The five poems in this pocket-sized chapbook share themes of mythic slippages, of time unanchoring and of the dead speaking to the living, sometimes the other way round.

The oldest piece, Merrivale, was first begun in 2012 and has seen a number of versions down the years; the most recent, The Dead Fathers, was written only a few weeks ago, in September 2018. In between those bookends of time, The Lapwing Stars appeared last year in Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine #4; The Worship of Place was recorded whilst out on the moor, beside the East Dart, in the fabulous early Summer of this 2018; and Falconer’s Joy was written in the summer of 2018.


This edition of Falconer’s Joy is riso-printed on 100% recycled paper (100gsm internal, 170gsm Kraft cover) in England by Footprint workers’ co-op, using soya-based black ink.

36 internal pages.

Cover illustration by Rima Staines.

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