‘The moon intimidates. I will never know why.’
— John Yates

The Lunar Muse has many faces and they are all calling the poet to have the courage to howl his words onto paper or a computer screen, this John does this with an authenticity which is at times blistering and on others contemplative.
— Nigel Pearce

“Mind your head”, that is what John does. His poetry evokes landscapes both interior and exterior with a simple and stark clarity. Each small, carefully turned poem echoes across the hills and valleys of the memory and the imagination taking the reader to the heart of a moment.
— Liz Jolly


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Artwork: Digital Illustrations.

Richard's illustrations are a perfect accompanyment to John's poetry.

“I enjoy John's poetry as it can simply and effectively conjure up an image in the mind's eye - at once straight-forward and yet also complex and multi-layered.”
— Richard Proffitt



Denny Reader's new book of poetry and artwork boasts the following features:


Five years worth of fine output, Denny Reader thrills us again with his second book of poems.

Colour Pictures

Beautifully reproduced at high resolution: A treat from Denny's original painted artworks.


Satisfy your thirst for wisdom with these fine quotations delivered like a Zen Master.

4 file formats

Whatever device you choose to read your ebook on, you'll find a file format that will suit.

Widely Available

Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, also at many other book retailers across the globe.

A Bargain Price

At just £4, you won't have to break the bank to enjoy this charming new poetry book.

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