My series of poems, in an elegant pamphlet (thanks to Black Pear Press), is from the viewpoints of those who loved or were somehow influenced by ‘the beautiful boy’. I imagine them gathered around the foot of his deathbed, remembering and commenting on his life, each has their own poem from his mother to the poets.
I’ve loved the Henry Wallis painting – shown on the front cover of the pamphlet – since I studied the pre-Raphaelites many moons ago – it’s the inspiration for the series. And I was asked to do a potted history of Thomas Chatterton – it appears in the final pages.
There’s a limited first edition of 50 copies and I’ve signed each one (phew!).
Now you can get your copy here. Because it’s a limited edition, it’s available only here or direct from my publishers Black Pear Press.
‘Chatterton’ will be performed by writers at 42 Worcester 30th April, at Coachhouse Writers 1st May and by writers from Worcester Writers’ Circle 12th June.
Carrie Rubin said ‘I finished Chatterton… Really wonderful, and I enjoyed learning about this tragic lad. The poem by “The Mother” about broke my heart… Only Polly could get me to read a collection of themed poems. And I’m so glad I did!’
Your review would be most welcome :)