Sep 212023

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Listening, listening
poetry by Bob Cooper

turns the ordinary world into an extraordinary book… captivating’
John Gorman

This is Bob Cooper’s third full collection of poems after a five-decade career which has also seen the publication of six pamphlets, some of which have been award-winning. True to form these latest poems deal with ordinary people, a number of whom, in a newly developed theme, have surreal encounters with historical literary figures. Bob’s poems are ironic, funny and poignant with much underlying comment on our times.

If poetry is about voice it is also about listening. Bob writes what he hears in his unique and distinctive style.

The writer
Bob’s poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies in the UK and abroad and has been translated into German. As well as poetry he has contributed articles to local and weekly newspapers, and written about fell-running, rock-climbing, and mountaineering for various outdoor journals and magazines.

Bob has won numerous prizes and his poetry has been performed on radio. Over the years, he has read at many Festivals and poetry venues in the UK including the Aldeburgh Festival.

a writer who calls a spade a spade and knows how to dig with it…
Maura Dooley
I love their earthiness, little sinister bits, and all the wisdom, which is not shouted out loud, but thoughtfully hidden in or between the words and lines.
Taru Vuontisjärvi
His particular eye brilliantly gives us the complexity of ‘ordinary’ lives.
Michael Standen
a humane and distinctive voice … Bob Cooper is one of our most individual and impressive poets. He deserves to be widely read.
Peter Bennet
Cooper illuminates the lives of the lonely, the desperate and broken with astounding compassion. In the darkest dirtiest corners of cities, he finds truth and surprising beauty.
Angela Readman
Poems that sparkle with humour and seduce with sadness.
Tim Allen

Buy Listening, listening by Bob Cooper

Category: Poetry
ISBN: 9781910981290
Available worldwide though all good bookshops and online.
Price: £9.99
Number of pages: 100
Release date: October 2023