Given that my new book ‘Days Like These: An Alternative Guide to the Year in 366 Poems’ published the other week, I suppose I should bang on about it a bit.
It contains a poem for every day of the year, each one inspired by an event associated with that day – from the invention of television to World Bee Day; from Ada Lovelace Day to the founding of the NHS; from the death of Agatha Christie to the beheading of Charles I.
Subjects I’ve written about along the way include: quarks, morse code, Wittgenstein, Blue Peter, bananas, beards, unicorns, Barbie, the unification of Italy, the Rubik’s Cube, water, Scrabble, Waiting for Godot, the moon, Jane Austen, Esperanto, beer, Matt Hancock, Lego, kindness, octopuses, escalators, Countdown, Elvis, and the very angry caterpillar.
It’s available in all the usual places from which you might buy books (commonly known as ‘bookshops’).
All proceeds raised by the book will go towards paying my energy bills for the next couple of weeks.
We love the poems and finding eccentric dates to celebrate.
Hi, I was told by you that I a won a raffle for books! Information:
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Huntington, West Virginia USA
I love your poems and had hoped to start the calendar year with 365 poems by you!!
Hi Hazel, that wasn’t me. It’s a scam so please don’t interact with that message. It appears someone has cloned my page on Facebook. I’ve requested it to be taken down.
Greetings from the summery south –namely Stewart Island at the bottom of NZ.
This is a third request. You have given permission twice before for me to include poems by you in the articles I write for The Stewart Island News. Those were both reading down and then back up ones, which were much appreciated.
Now I’d very much like your Kindness poem to be part of our next edition. Maybe your words might just be the nutrition needed for some of those dormant seeds.
The deadline for my next 400 Words is the 19th so I’d be very grateful if you would let me know before then.
Hello Beverley, greetings to you from the wintry north. Thanks for your request – yes, do feel free to include that poem. Thanks very much for asking.
Thanks very much for your kind comments. Blackwell’s in the UK might be a good option (although their delivery times can be somewhat arduous). They ship worldwide. Here’s a link which might help – https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Days-Like-These-by-Brian-Bilston/9781035001651
Love that you are touring but sad that you aren’t coming to Cornwall. Redruth has a wonderful (small) venue, The Drapery. 🙂
Cornwall is definitely in my sights. Just need to make some space and time for it!