Sax Burglar Blues
Published by Seren
Not so much a discovery as a re-discovery, Robert Walton’s new book of poems, Sax Burglar Blues, is his first full collection since winning a Welsh Arts Council Prize in the 70s.
After a working life as a teacher, Walton has resurrected his artistic gifts, and years of experience give his work both a spiky mien and an artful complexity. Packed with memory, incident, observation, opinion, humour, outrage and elegy, this collection benefits hugely from the author’s years of experience.
Subjects include: woodlice, jazz, teachers, grandparents, a canary who runs for President, Sisley’s lovely painting of the Gower, the iconoclastic poet John Tripp, a night bus named after Dusty Springfield, the beauty of an Ash tree in spring, a Dad who loves Cardiff City, the austere beauty of a Bristol church, the annoying closure of bookshops and much more!