The latest edition of Polly’s first collection ‘Girl’s Got Rhythm’ is available direct from Black Pear Press.
Also available as an eBook: click here.
Girl’s Got Rhythm takes us on an urban journey with Morning Town Ride. Feel the emotional directness of Illumined. He Sits and Waits highlights the sadness of dementia.
See the homeless in Spilt Milk. The Silence of Emptiness expresses lovelorn loss.
Chill to the vampirical He Drinks Blood. Lamb and Hollyhock Noir revel in things of beauty.
A four-year-old speaks of injustice in not sorry yet.
There is humour, honesty, sunshine and sadness in this first collection of poetry.
‘Polly Stretton is a luminary of the Worcester literary community and her writing, whether prose, or poetry, is always worth listening to. Her poem of a tube ride on a sticky day with its onomatopoeia driven structure is very satisfying, whilst Across the Timeless River, “Five past six, light bright evening across the wrinkled river” does for the River Severn what Waterloo Sunset did for the Thames.’ Gary Longden (https://garylongden.wordpress.com)
Polly said ‘How delightful to have been given the opportunity to reprint ‘Girl’s Got Rhythm’. Like many poets, as I re-read my work, I can’t resist tinkering to improve it—it’s not often that I’d call a poem ‘finished’—though as some will recognise, lots of them are finished as they form on the page. I hope you enjoy reading this collection—I’ve loved creating it.’