‘Persephone’ – my new book


Persephone is the name of my new collection of poems, published by Lapwing. It is the follow-up to 2015’s critically-acclaimed Frequencies of Light

‘Who said journalists don’t have poetry in their souls? … (His) words will echo with anyone who has ever lost or missed a loved one’ – The Press, York


from Harvest

Strips of cloud

stream north-westerly,

drawn to the ends of the Earth

where the sun lies,

a tractor’s twin spotlights

roaming the fading field,

bringing home a harvest

waylaid by the sun’s recalcitrance.

The Earth is turning

its back on the sun:

we know we have lost her…


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James R Kilner

James R Kilner is a poet based in the north of England. His latest book is 'Persephone', the follow-up to his first collection, 'Frequencies of Light'.

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