The Sound Ladder features war stories and resurrections, Cornwall and Mexico, demonstrations and school dances, refugees and book fairs, the natural world and the surrealism of the Internet, elegy, anger, and humour. And music: these poems listen to what the rhythm section is doing beneath the surface of specific places and events, the beat a few strata down.
David Attwooll was a winner of the 2013 Poetry Business competition with Surfacing. Ground Work (2014) is a poet’s calendar exploring, with the artist Andrew Walton, the topography, history and changing weather and light in a floodplain bordering Oxford and the Thames. The Sound Ladder contains poems from these pamphlets as well as more recent work.
David Attwooll and illustrated by Andrew Walton. Paperback, 210 x 135 mm, 72 pages, April 2015.