Fierce and fiery, timeless and timely, in this retrospective collection, performance-poet and writer, Jack Withers looks at our world.
In a wide-ranging collected work which includes poetry, drama, essay and reflection, his themes are memories, evacuation, Robert Burns, John McLean and wee Harry McShane, visits to East Germany and Rostov on Don, beauty in decay, and fading hopes of peace parching in the global desert of neoliberalism and new labourism.
But still Jack sings.
Because in the words of Brian Quail in his appreciative foreword, Jack is a modern prophet who warns of the consequences for mankind if people, and people in power, remain obdurate.
about Jack Withers' previous books...
"a poet who cares about his community"
"a writer of restless energy"
"no sad wee victim mentality in his work...(it is) rumbustious, sprawling, confrontational and ironic"
Books in Scotland
"reminiscent of rap but more irregular - dissidence and heresy make their own point"