United Kingdom (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
Sunflower is a collection of seventy-two poems some of which date back to when the author was ten years old. Author Andrew Collins is aware, though, that his naïveté concerning some issues may be reflected in the meaning of some of the poems, but it was this naïveté itself which motivated him into mastering poetry and understanding how a handful of words in a poem may be life changing. The messages in this fine volume reflect the eternal, are of the golden means with which life is furthered by goodness.
The inspirations for this volume include Shakespeare, Duffy, Byron, Keats…for the author, they cover the range of everything that partakes of art in the English language. This is an eclectic collection that is current, unafraid of examining sensitive issues such as child abuse, murder, ethnicity, rape but on the other hand looks at high society, love, and personal wealth.
Speaking of personal wealth, despite or perhaps precisely because of Andrew Collins’ naïveté, the sunflower of the book’s title may provide the reader with a view to an entire field of sunflowers: golden, straight and simple blossoms that fill the heart with wonder. Collins has made poems that are not too heavy or hard to understand. A reader can carry them easily through the day like a bunch of newly-cut sunflowers or put them in a vase to warm a room on a cold winter’s day.
This book will be featured at the 2012 London Book Fair in London, England, on April 16-18, 2012.
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About the Author
Andrew Collins is a Welsh student living in Newport, South Wales. Born November 27, 1990 he is currently studying towards his final year with a degree in Accounting. He has been brought up around a working class background living on a council estate in Maesglas, Newport but now lives just off of Corporation Road, Newport. He had a pleasant family upbringing with a wide range of friends. Collins has had a passion for Shakespeare, Duffy, Keats and Byron for many years and his work is influential of this. He is keen to write another book after this and hopes that this is the stepping stone to many more in the near future.
Sunflower * by Andrew Collins
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
Trade Paperback; UK£13.99; 126pages; 978-1-4653-0413-1
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