Stacking Winter Wood
is published on June 1st 2021
Paperback 210 x 148mm
Few voices in contemporary poetry can match the instinctive reverence of Roger Bloor’s. His poems contemplate moments, testing their fragility, hearing their whispers, knowing they will modulate to loss. In his historical poems and in his scrutiny of the present, Roger Bloor is the most delicate of elegiac writers, in all things sensitive, attentive, and rich in understanding.
Roger Bloor’s poetry is luminous and painterly. This stunning collection of poems honours his Staffordshire homeland, the forgotten and the marginalised juxtaposed with the poet’s gentle observations of intimacy, companionship and enduring love.
Roger Bloor’s poems are haunted by the realities of nature, historical stories and love. The poems start with ‘Solstice Song’ a poem of the very present caught in a yearning for the past. This theme, with different subjects, is continued throughout the book. Bloor uses precise, vivid language for all of his themes with subtle and powerful cadences. The reader is left with much to think about after the book has ben returned to the shelf.