Poet Adrian Manning

09.07.16 by Adrian Manning

bullets
.
09.07.16
.
the name of the state
or city may be different
the year or decade may
not be the same
the size or caliber
of the gun is irrelevant
.
but it’s the same bullet
ricocheting
through time, flesh
and bone
over and over
and it’s name is hate
and written on it could
be any bodies name
.
isn’t it time it
hit the dirt and finally
buried itself
instead of burying bodies
.
isn’t it about time
its course was altered
once and for all
.
isn’t it?
.
adrian

Adrian Manning lives and writes in Leicester, England. He is also the editor of Concrete Meat Press. https://adrianmanning.wixsite.com/concretemeatpress

New Release – 13 Poems from the Edge of Extinction – by Adrian Manning

Manning 13 Poems front COVER snip

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“Adrian Manning has a phenomenal ability to transform words into pictures. I love the way he paints his poems, brushed with this highly surreal and emotional tone. His newest poetry collection is no exception. Read it and see for yourself.”

—Janne Karlsson

“These short poems do a ‘dance on your tongue,’ delivering a feast for the mind. I was drawn to them like a moth is drawn to the heat of a lightbulb. Taste them like a hummingbird tastes the nectar of a flower in bloom. Each poem is like a step ladder, each rung leading you to the next one. Food for thought, digest them as you would a warm meal on a cold winter night.”

—A.D. Winans

“When I read work by Adrian Manning I fully expect to be challenged, intrigued, entertained and surprised. This little book is no exception to the rule.”

—John Yamrus

“Adrian Manning is a live-wire from Leicester, England, an old school old soul poet/publisher. Stay on your toes because these lean poems punch well above their weight.”

—Kent Taylor

 

Adrian Manning’s 13 Poems from the Edge of Extinction is hand assembled and saddle stapled. It features white cover stock, pastel light yellow end papers and pastel ivory pages. Cover art by Kevin Eberhardt. 8.5 x 5.5″. 18 pp. Laser printed. ISBN: 978-1-940996-39-4. Limited 1st edition of 100 copies.

Check out the book here: http://ccpress.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/ManningCC87.html?m=1