The Night Press has published a collection of broadsheet editor Mark Pirie’s poem for his father.
Poems for my Father is a collection of Mark Pirie’s poems for, concerning, or relating to his father.
The poems form a sequence written between 1993 and 2008 and cover a range of subjects from childhood travels to family portraits and reunions.
Leo the lion, American President George Washington, poets Allen Curnow and James K Baxter, and the Great Diviner of the Pyramid in Uxmal, Mexico, form unlikely starting points for Mark Pirie’s experiences. His father is ever in the picture.
The book is printed in a private edition and is made available for wider distribution as a free ebook from the author’s website (www.markpirie.com) and The Night Press website (see Other Publications).