I am pleased to announce that I am in the process of releasing my first book of poetry for adults in the coming weeks. I had many poems written over the last few years which were dotted all over my computer, and I decided I needed to put them all together in one place for myself. By doing this, I hope others can enjoy my poems too.
I thought long and hard about different names for my collection of poetry, but when I checked them out, nearly every name had already been taken. Then one morning I woke up with the title inside my head… ‘Dipping In The Font.’ I felt it was perfect as I feel I am dipping my toe into the world of poetry, ( even though I have been writing poetry all my life, I still feel I do not come up to the standard of the many amazing poets I admire). The font – represents the art of writing. ( Traditionally a writer dips their pen into an ink font or inkwell.) The font also symbolizes a font or spring, a flowing source… just like the ideas and images that spring from one’s mind. Fonts are usually used in the ceremony of baptism as well , which gives a sense of the spiritual. Inspiration for my poems often feels like it comes from a spiritual realm.
I chose my friend, Antonio Simoes, who is a great photographer, to do the cover for my book and I am delighted with the result. My friend, Rose Moran, also supplied the pen that was needed, to be shown dipping into the font.