Huge congratulations to John Looker, whose poetry collection, The Human Hive, has been accepted against stiff competition into The Poetry Library’s collection. A wonderful achievement!
“someone had pictured the thing, had puzzled it out,/ had heard in the mind the ethereal singing of angels/ if it were played.”
“The most exacting test of whether work is a fit subject for poetry is to ask whether poetry can capture and transmute the emotional encounters of work.”
A highly original collection of poems that explore our daily lives as we struggle to get by; the emotional experiences encountered through work; and the place of humankind on our planet.
“I knew that I wanted to write a series of poems about what it is to be human through the lens of work and activity.”