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Trevor Maynard

Fri 3rd Apr 2015 03:16

PRESS RELEASE - KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, a new collection of poetry by Trevor Maynard

Release Date: November 28, 2012 (updated Feb 2015)
Contact: Trevor Maynard, poetry@trevormaynard.com
Website: www.trevormaynard.com

From a biscuit crumb on your lover’s lips, to the death of a Princess,
to the formation of galaxies far far away, human is our condition, life is our journey,
and come agony, joy, or even world-weariness, people, let’s just keep on keepin’ on

What a person writes is universal, because they themselves are human, and this can be words of ecstasy, of profound happiness; or it can be the depths of depression, the loss of love; or it can social commentary – putting the world to rights; or merely shooting the breeze – accessing the lexicon to have fun; but all in all, one thing poetry is, is emotional truth.

The book consists of sixty-three poems divided into five chapters, written on or before 2012, with an appendix of author’s notes on thirteen of the poems, four articles on poetry craft, and notes on the authors work as editor of THE POETIC BOND.

The Chapters
BLACK DOG, exploring the dark corners of the soul, where our fears live, and where redemption is scant.
PANOPTICON, the all-pervasive watching eye of society, we are not alone, and Big Brother is out there and to be engaged in battle.
OBSVERVATION, the writer watching is not separate from his surroundings, they are also part of it, and the humanity of the writer gives their work its universality.
LOVING, what is mankind without love? These poems explore the deepest truth our existence, how we love and are loved, and the complication of human relations – as they are apt it say in the movies nowadays “it’ complicated”.
ANSWERS, yes, this is a poetry book that asks a lot of questions, that makes a lot of observations, but it is also a book of seeking answers. We are not just individuals in a pool of mud forever climbing ladders that sink deeper; we are the individuals, the ladders, and the mud.

The Articles
SMELL ME A POEM – Exploring poetry from the perspective of our sense of smell
POETRY AND THE WAR ON TERROR – is the purpose of poetry to do more than bear witness
INSTANT POETRY – an example of the process of creating a poem from stream of consciousness
MY PROSE IS MY POETRY – examining the difference (or not) between poetry and prose

The Poetic Bond
Trevor Maynard is editor of The Poetic Bond, an on-going series of poetry anthologies garnered from new media, social and professional networking, whose purpose is evolve organically a collection of poetry based on the emergent consensus of work submitted in a three month time window. To date, four anthologies have been published in paperback, with the fifth, open to submissions from 31 March until June 30, 2015.

Ten plays by Trevor Maynard have been performed on stage in London, Edinburgh and Touring
Trevor Maynard combines complicated thematic material and unites fractured images with a sure hand. (Review for The Stage, 1990)

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