Sunday, 22 November 2015
The Lanes Also Remember
As well as being a poet, Tristram Cooke was educated at Westminster School and also at Trinity College, Oxford.
He worked as a language teacher (majoring in Spanish) for nearly 40 years.
He lives with his girlfriend Mariacruz and her family in Mexico.
The poems are stripped back and bare. Yet the humour of the poet usually shines through.
Their style is refreshingly simplistic and is strikingly reminiscent of the art works of Grandma Moses, one of America's best-known folk artists.
Tristram Cooke's poems cover a wide range of topics from love and lust to conflicts, from friendships to the legacies that our parents leave us.
Incidentally, your reviwer's favourite is to be found on page 23.
All 20 of the poems are all stunningly illustrated with exquisite paintings by Valentina Cherneva-Cherry.
It is published by BARS-AGENCY and is available in the UK through Troubadour Books.
It is available via The Thats Books and Entertainment bookshop at £4.99.