Poet Ian Parks supports accessthedales


Thank you to Ian Parks who has donated a signed copy  of  Versions of the North’  to accessthedales’s  for the Charity Day on 8th June at

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Thank you to Ian Parks, for donating  a signed copy of  his new book,’ Versions of the North’

Ian Parks has just edited ‘Versions of the North’ published by Five Leaves. It is, as Ian points out in the interview, the first poetry anthology to come out of Yorkshire for nearly thirty years. Born and bred in the Midlands, I am guilty of only considering the obvious, when it comes to poets who have emerged from ‘up North’.

The anthology was enlightening and a delightful read, because I was able to easily engage with the poetry. This does not mean that the poetry is simplistic; far from it. Every word counts and each word is used in a way that must be savoured.

ian Parks

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