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Of Love and Water

Poems by Gerard Rochford

Thursday 27 October 2011

Books and Beans
22 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JH

Admission free

Gerard Rochford launches his new collection Of Love and Water, with images by David Ladmore from Victoria BC, Canada.

Of Love and Water is published by Malfranteaux Concepts in association with Koo Press.

The evening will also include open mic opportunities.

Of Love and Water

Of Love and Water

Going Out

Sitting naked at the mirror
you turn to me with almost a tear
saying: I've nothing to wear,
your body dressed in hair
and the rings I gave you.

Comments from other poets

I love the water imagery that flows through everything, the sadness that sometimes seeps in, and the unerring sense of music. These are very fine poems.
Lorna Crozier, Chair of the Writing Department, University of Victoria

These paintings open the doors to the mysteries of these lovely, sensual poems. They have produced a book of memory and dream. David Ladmore's paintings walk hand in hand with these poems.
Wendy Morton, holder of Spirit Bear and Honourary Citizen of Victoria awards

...absolutely ravishing poems and some stunning visuals.
Michael Dennis Browne, Professor of Creative Writing, University of Minnesota

Gerard Rochford's previous publications include Failing Light a limited edition, handcrafted book from Embers Handpress (2011), and Eating Eggs with Strangers, The Holy Family and Other Poems, and Figures of Stone (all Koo Press). He is included in Janice Galloway's selection of Best 20 Scottish Poems of 2006, for the Scottish Poetry Library. A featured poet on Poets Against the War, he is currently Makar for the online political and cultural affairs magazine Scottish Review.

Gerard Rochford

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