I’m honoured to have been included in an anthology published by Seren to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday. The Captain’s Tower came out yesterday and it’s rather splendid. Seren have this to say:
“Unbelievably, Bob Dylan is 70 in May. The Captain’s Tower is a birthday present anthology of poems concerned with Dylan’s life, his work, and his cultural impact. One of the most distinguished lyricists of the post-war period, Dylan has entertained and inspired poets, writers generally and millions of ordinary fans with the imagery, wit and technique of his writing, be it in songs of love, protest, faith or pure Dylan-ness.
In this book the poets answer back in a response to Dylan’s creativity, capacity to inspire and his enormous influence on culture and writing. Here are poems by Allen Ginsberg, Lachlan Mackinnon, Glyn Maxwell, Matthew Sweeney, Jeremy Reed, Linda Chase, Linda France, Mark Ford, Roger McGough, Roddy Lumsden, Paul Muldoon, Simon Armitage, Caroline Bird, Peter Finch, Luke Wright.”
I’ll be reading at the launch at The Troubadour in Earls Court on Monday 13th June, 8pm. Details on my ‘gigs’ page.
You can buy the book here. Remember kids, always buy from the publisher. Avoid Amazon.