Today I have the great pleasure of showcasing a trio of excellent poems by Robert Selby, whose debut full collection The Coming-Down Time (Shoestring Press, 2020) is due to be released on the 25th of June. Having had a good look in advance at this book, I can assure you it’s a very finely crafted piece of work. These three poems are consecutive and complementary and are taken from the book’s opening sequence, written in memory of the poet’s late grandfather.
Robert is also the editor of Wild Court, a terrific online literary magazine attached to the English Department of the King’s College London. He’s a very active, dynamic and supportive presence on the UK poetry scene and I wish him all the best with this new collection which I implore you all to order from this link.