YOU ARE INVITED TO A BOOK LAUNCH AT THE NAVAL & MILTARY CLUB, ROYAL TERRACE, SOUTHEND ON SEA, ON WEDNESDAY 21st JUNE 2017, 8.00 for 8.30PM. MERVYN LINFORD WILL BE READING FROM HIS LATEST POETRY COLLECTION
PUBLISHED BY THE ‘MICA PRESS’ OF WIVENHOE
FREE ENTRY – ALL WELCOME
BAR OPEN FOR ALCOHOLIC AND NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
INCLUDING TEA AND COFFEE
Many of the poems concern my formative landscapes and seascapes, but not exclusively.
Credo – Mervyn Linford – What is in this book?
Poems of the Essex saltmarshes, of the creeks, the fleets, the seascapes and the skies, in which science and imagination vie to measure up to the experience of nature. By night and day, Mervyn Linford hymns and chronicles the birds, fish, and flora of his solitary seeing with loving attention to the colours and forms of the estuaries in all weathers – and he recalls visits to the cinema, the great cathedral of Chartres, and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme – Leslie Bell – Mica Press
What do people say about this book?
‘Mervyn Linford’s Credo is his ninth poetry collection. Looking with precision and warmth at many themes including childhood, family an stepping abroad, his main focus is his relationship with nature, chiefly in the context of the Essex estuaries…questioning how his natural environment formed and continues to form him. Everything is immediate and first hand as, with echoes of Wordsworth and Joyce, he is smithied by nature.’
— Tim Cunningham
‘His atmosphere and tone are what makes his work so distinctive. These poems…convey a strong sense of affinity with the landscape.’
— Neil Leadbeater.