Rock and Lodestone by Glenda Kerney Brown


Bennison Books is proud to announce the publication of Rock and Lodestone by Glenda Kerney Brown. 

The following is taken from the introduction written by the poet James Nash whose books are published by Valley Press and whose work has also appeared in many anthologies:

With these endlessly inventive and marvellous poems Glenda Kerney Brown explores the things that she values, the things that she cleaves to, and the underlying tragedy of our human experience, which is that we inevitably lose (or are lost to) the things we love. Art has the power to hold back and make sense of this tide of loss, and with an artist’s palette Glenda commemorates the past, celebrates the present and contemplates the future in honest and beautiful poetry.

James Nash

None of these poems are long (I would argue that they are all of exactly the right length) but they each contain a world of imagery, wisdom and experience out of proportion to their size on the page. Glenda looks at her family, her animals, landscape and nature, and, in language that is suffused with a vibrant intelligence, illuminates them all to us.

Rock and Lodestone is available from Amazon UK and All profits are going to the MS Trust.




  1. Reblogged this on journeyintopoetry and commented:
    Hello everyone,

    As most of you know I am taking a break from blogging. But I am visiting briefly to share with you all the lovely news that my dear friend Glenda,
    ( has just had her first collection of poetry, Rock and Lodestone, published by Bennison Books. All profits from sales of the book will go to The MS Trust.

    Glenda’s work reflects her gratitude for life, her love of nature and family, and intertwined with this she charts her ongoing journey with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. I hope I can persuade you to support Glenda by buying a copy of this wonderful collection, at the same time, supporting The MS Trust in their vital work.

  2. How exciting! Glenda will be relieved that I am no longer hounding her with questions regarding the release of this book! Lea

  3. I’m on your site now looking for something to click to order? 🙂 Yes, I am technically challenged. 😉

  4. It is my pleasure. However, I did wish to reblog it from Christine’s site. The important thing is to get it out there. 🙂

  5. Yes, Chris mentioned you were trying to reblog her post. Sadly, it’s not possible to ‘reblog a reblog’, which is very frustrating sometimes. 😦 But anyway, I’m glad you did it from here. 🙂

  6. I ordered a copy, read it, and reviewed it on both amazon and I am impressed by what I read. It seems to me to go beyond the usual output by contemporary poets, sometimes dancing, sometimes straining, sometimes caught in struggle, seeking epiphany. Thanks for publishing this.

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