POETIQUETTE, first published in 2005, was Paul’s eighth self-published collection and his seventh to include completely contemporary compositions. Even back then he was writing his daft yeti verse, but until now POETIQUETTE has only been available alongside its sister volume MUGSHOTS (also recently re-issued), so this is the first time it has stood alone. This 10th anniversary edition contains photos and facts about the book and many of the poems Paul still performs today – these include, BEING COY, CAKE AND EAT IT, HOPELESS ROMANTIC?, I WANT THEM TO SEE ME (ON TOP OF THE POPS), MISTER BEE, RED TAPE, SOMEWHERE IN-BETWEEN and A YETI’S FUR, but many that he doesn’t; at least not yet! So, sit back and enjoy!
Paperback edition: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/poetiquette/17040496 £7.99
Hardback edition: http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/poetiquette/17110198 £14.99
A GALLERY FROM GRANGE-OVER-SANDS
A few photos from my trip away, I didn't do a great deal - which I can't say I minded at all. I did do a little writing, read a book by one of my favourite authors and caught up with a few DVDS - Wayward Pines and Bad Girls - Series 5, amongst a few others!!
PS I began DIRTY OLD TOWN on the 19th August, after a day trip out and completed it the day on which it was posted.
PPS I'm still trying to get a date for the POETIQUETTE show, but the only date I have been offered, so far was a Wednesday in about 3 weeks time - which really isn't long enough in advance to properly prepare, promote or organise a show; so we're currently looking at late October into November.
DIRTY OLD TOWN
Every day walking the same streets that seem to have been there forever -
That cannot be expelled by just the blink of an eye; that exist within...
Those who left are talked of often - became figureheads of life lived vicariously...
In truth those who departed will all too soon end up calling some other dirty old place home;
Too mortified to ever admit that we can never escape the truth of our origins...