Working Towards A Collection Of Poetry

Emma Lee has written a helpful post on producing a collection of poetry. Emma discusses the advantages and disadvantages of publishing a collection dealing with one theme VS producing a book containing a variety of themes.

Emma’s post caused me to ponder on my own writing and, in particular my collection of poetry, “My Old Clock I Wind”. The title of the book brings to mind both clocks and time more generally and there are, indeed a number of poems which deal with this subject matter. There are, however also poems which touch upon a variety of other issues, for example “Crack” which deals with addiction to hard drugs and “Count Dracula Went Out To Dine” (a poem of a more humorous nature). I deliberately chose to include poems on a multiplicity of themes on the basis that “variety is the spice of life”. I enjoy reading collections which cover various subjects and wishing to offer my readers the kind of collection that appeals to me, I took the decision to include a mixture of poems thereby (I hope) enhancing the enjoyment of my readers and avoiding the risk of being pigeonholed as the poet who only writes about time.

You can find Emma Lee’s post here,
“My Old Clock I Wind” is available from Moyhill Publishing and can be found here, It is also available in the Amazon Kindle store,


9 thoughts on “Working Towards A Collection Of Poetry

  1. blindzanygirl

    I think this is very interesting. I have often thought that a book of poetry needs different kinds of poems, and different themes. I produced a book of poems on blindness, simply because few people write from the perspective of someone who was sighted but has now become blind, but that book inclued all kinds of poetry, as I did not want to make ot boring for the reader. I can totally see your point.

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Many thanks for your comment. As someone who is blind (and as a fellow poet) I would love to read your collection. Please can you provide a link to where I can obtain a copy? Best, Kevin

      1. blindzanygirl

        Hi Kevin. I don’t have my books on Amazon or anything. My husband and I orodyce them and sell them from our home. We take them to various places, like Craft Fairs, churches, and other places. Often people will ask me to send them copies to them where they live – anywhere in the world, after finding out about them on the net, though I do not advertise. All monies made go to the Kymphoma Association which was the cancer that brought about my blibdness. But, if you like, the money could now start going to the Blibd Assiciation, or Guide Dogs, or something like that. Have you produced any books? If so I would like to see yours too. Let me know if you would like any of my boojs sending to you. We can do this by email so as not to make addresses public. It is up to you however. Smile.

      2. blindzanygirl

        Oh wow. I just “Saw” that you have produced an Anthology to raise money for Guide Dogs. Being fairly newly blind, I tend not to “see” things on peopke’s Bligs apart from what is in front of me. Navigating sites is often a lot of trial and error. With much error lol. Oh, and I tooo have written a book of limericks. They are usually the more popular ones ha ha.

      3. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

        Many thanks for the information regarding your books. I will email you later today regarding obtaining copies. I have produced several collections of poems: “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems”, “Lost In The Labyrinth Of My Mind”, “Refractions”, “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems” and “Dalliance; A Collection Of Poetry And Prose”.

        You can find descriptions of all of my books (poetry and fiction) on my blog’s “About” page which can be found here, My About page also provides links to my books in the Amazon Kindle Store and to Moyhill Publishing for “Lost” and “My Old Clock”. Both “Lost” and “My Old Clock” are available from both Amazon and Moyhill, while my other works are available exclusively from Amazon. “Lost” and “My Old Clock” can also be purchased from Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Best, Kevin

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