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  • High on Rust: Ray Webber Selected Poems

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    High on Rust is the debut collection of Bristol-based poet Ray Webber: at the tender age of 93!

    Webber has been writing poetry since 1946, during his final year in the army. After leaving the army Webber studied literature and art in his spare time and became fascinated by the work of T.S. Eliot, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Jean Paul Satre and Franz Kafka. Eliot, who Webber regards as the first great modernist, remains the single biggest influence on his literary taste.

    The poems in this collection have been selected by poet and musician Steve Bush and date from the mid 1970s to the present day.

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  • Thumping the Table of Mist

    The first chapbook from Tangent's new imprint Small Press!

    Thumping the Table of Mist is a collection of poems and artworks from Ray Webber, exploring the more experimental aspect of his writing. The chapbook itself is beautifully produced - featuring hand-printed covers and is hand-bound and finished.

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  • Maths Poems

    Clearly, mathematics has the capacity to express complex and abstract ideas but is it possible to convey the kinds of complex and abstract thought more often found in poetry? Can you express the small joy of a cup of tea, the closeness of a hand held, the nuanced humour of a shared joke? Read more in this collaboration between mathematicians and poets. Learn More
  • Cirrus Clouds: Poems of Travelling and Social Justice

    Gill Hague is the former Emeritus Professor of Violence Against Women Studies at Bristol University. In this collection of poems she explores the theme of social justice from across the globe.

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