Tim Saunders, author, journalist and publisher
Since the age of 17, Tim has written poetry. His countless poems have been published in magazines and anthologies. Poems for Today is a thought provoking collection of 40 poems that can be dipped into at leisure or read in one sitting. Heart warming subjects such as romance, cooking and gardening are all covered but so too are more pressing matters like cancer, knife crime, climate change, technology, the ongoing migrant crisis and the wholly unfair detention of political prisoners. Thank goodness then for poetry, which allows a subject to be explored in a concise way. Nonsense rhymes lighten the mood. Poems for Today is out now.
Now I am out in Saudi Arabia and have some downtime due to compound living, I have finally managed to get stuck into your book. What a delight. Lovely short poems (meaning easier accessibility, especially for me as new to poetry) that were thoroughly enjoyable. As a luddite, Technology was my favourite and reminded me of an excellent poem by Stewart Henderson (Liverpudlian poet) called Eyes Down. Home resonated with me given the distance between my wife and I until she comes out to join me in KSA. Strength of Character was another favourite whilst Cancer and It's a Dogs Life brought back lovely memories of lost family members.
I hope it is flying off the shelves as it deserves to.
Director, JB Rail Consultancy Ltd
Videos of Tim reading poems from his book Poems for Today:
Old Blue Jeans
On a knife's edge