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the cartographer / Heswall

 

Jim Bennett is the author of 71 books, including books for children, books of poetry and many technical titles on transport and examinations.  

 

He taught Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool and other Universities and has won many awards for his writing and performance including 3 DADAFest awards and is managing editor of www.poetrykit.org one of the world’s most successful internet sites for poets.  

 

His poetry collections include:

Drums at New Brighton  (Lifestyle 1999)  

Down in Liverpool (CD)  (Long Neck  2001)

The Man Who Tried to Hug Clouds  (Bluechrome  2004 reprinted 2006)

Larkhill   (Searle Publishing 2009)

 

the cartographer / Heswall

 

Jim Bennett

 

ISBN 978-1-909357-01-3

 

Indigo Dreams Publishing

 

Poetry Sequence

 

138 x 216mm

 

32 pages

 

£4.99 + P&P UK

 

November publication.

 

 

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“I was drawn in and captivated by the almost-fairytale charm of these delightful poems, but I was held by their pared-back simplicity, as clean and quiet as truth.”

Maggie Butt

 

“Following John Berryman’s Henry, Zbigniew Herbert’s Mr. Cogito, and Marvin Bell’s Dead Man, the cartographer is Jim Bennett’s alter ego: one passing through life with maps, “in the only dimensions he would ever really understand.” Bennett’s lines are as precise and clean as the cartographer’s own renderings – whether on vellum or the backs of his dog and his wife – a way to control his world, until sat navs and GPS tragically make his skills superfluous.”

Norbert Hirschhorn MD  www.bertzpoet.com

 

9781909357013

Two sequence poems - the first in the

 

INDIGO SEQUENCE SERIES

SAMPLE ONE

 

the cartographer’s dog

 

to show his great skill to his visitors

the cartographer

shaved his dog

exposed the mottled cream skin

set to work

drawing a scale map of the country

then turned it into a tattoo

on the dog’s back

 

when it was done he admired it

there he said now he will always know

where he is.

and everyone will know whose dog he is

 

and just so there was no doubt

the cartographer

showed them his wife’s bare back

and the map he had drawn so lovingly

and tattooed into place

SAMPLE TWO

 

From Heswall

 

 

this morning

the winter sun

 

was low in the sky

 

long lazy shadows

hugged the ground

 

as the sunshine warmed us

 

we had a long walk

across the common

 

then back along Telegraph Road

 

over the rolling land

 

as we watched traffic pass

and heard the slow effort of cyclists

 

we topped a hill

 

with one more rise to come

one more small effort to reach home

INDIGO SEQUENCE SERIES

 

Jim Bennett

 

the cartographer / Heswall

9781909357013