Written as a poet’s view of the world’s oceans and islands from a small boat, these are poems concerned with human vulnerability and ecological anxiety. John Froy’s second collection is filled with love, hopes and fears for his family and friends and for the natural world, from Costa Rica to Japan, Somerset to Cumbria, to Antarctica and the oceans.
There is loss, both personal and global – the death of a father, a stepfather – and environmental loss, the damage and havoc we continue to inflict on our planet, habitats and species despite all warning, and the urgent need to protect them. But there is also joy, humour, gratitude, admiration and love. Simple, direct and unconfrontational, yet the sense of catastrophe looms.
John Froy. Paperback, 210 x 135 mm, 68 pages, July 2018.