Tusitala Victoria 2016 ISBN 978-0-9947794-1-0
I WAS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT I RECEIVED following the publication of ‘Chasing Crows.’ Many have said encouraging things about the poetry but equally importantly, many have expressed the pleasure they have had from the accompanying illustrations.
The poems in ‘Apple Man’ are in the main, developed in the narrative style in which I am most comfortable. They are meant to be accessible and amenable for reading out loud. They are diverse and some are more serious than others. Some have a “home” on the West coast of British Columbia and some are rooted in the foothills of the Peak District of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Others are from everywhere or anywhere. I hope you enjoy them and also of course the illustrations with which many are accompanied.
‘Apple Man’ has 47 poems and 23 illustrations.
I am pleased to acknowledge the skill and interest of past and present members of the Victoria MS Art Therapy group, the generosity of my three guest illustrators and also the cooperation and skill of Scott Wingfield of Art Ink Print. This has all been made possible through the continued financial assistance of the Chadwick Foundation which enables me to assure all who buy the book that every dollar or pound generated will go directly to assisting the cause.
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