An Anniversary of Flight
Published by Valley Press
Patrick Lodge was born in Wales, lives in Yorkshire and travels on an Irish passport. His new collection contains poems inspired by visits to many countries: retracing his Irish roots, working as a tea-boy; convict settlements in Australia; England’s only Holocaust memorial centre in Nottinghamshire; holidays in Italy, Greece and Spain.
This is not just a book of travel poems, though, as Patrick uses the dislocation produced by travel to reflect on growing up, family life and relationships – his own search for a ‘home’ that might be lived in in comfort and at ease.
Patrick Lodge is an Irish/Welsh poet currently living in Yorkshire. His work has been published in magazines and anthologies in the UK, the US, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, including Envoi, Borderlines, The Interpreter's House and Revival. He was a prize-winner in the 2009 Envoi International Competition.