Quick is the first collection of poems by Peter Spafford; a professional writer for more than twenty years, appearing in print here for the first time.
By day, Spafford writes scripts for theatre, radio, musical theatre and opera. His poems are, out of necessity, creatures of the night; all the pieces in this collection dodged the searchlights and crept under the wire in the last five years.
They are drawn from family relationships, friendships, a love of language and from the varied settings of his work: in prisons, schools, museums, hospitals and on the streets. Most of them have a story at their heart; stories which can now be told.