An Essex Parish
An Essex Parish is a sequence of poems that tell a story of murder and redemption, reflecting modern events against Essex's religious and violent Anglo-Saxon history.
This first collection by David Canning includes his mountain poems in The Eternal Mountain, which draws on his experiences as a climber and mountaineer, and in A History of the Troubles, he explores relationship, family, love and loss.
So Too Have the Doves Gone
The theme of an anthology should act as a loose binding, holding in one sheaf poems that are diverse yet have a coherence containing some definition of truth. Often the universal themes best fulfill this function, and what, sadly, could be more universal, timeless or timely than the theme of 'conflict'?
One of David Canning's poems from his book An Essex Parish was carefully selected to be a part of this Anthology by Stephen Boyce, Pam Job and Judith Wolton. This can be seen on page 29 of this book.
Ornith-ology, the poetry of birds
This anthology has something for everyone who delights in birds and in language. Not deliberately thematic it looks at identifying features, habitats, habits, environment, folklore and anecdotes. Essentially it is a celebration of how the ubiquitous birds enhance our lives.
Featuring poets from Colchester Mosaic and Poetry Wivenhoe and edited by Tim Cunningham, Ornith-ology includes David's poem 'Shelduck' which deals with how language and the way we name things (such as birds) can be affected by our history as a people.
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