Michael Thomas

The collection is divided into series of poems around themes: Black Countries, Calls and Responses, The Gather-man, Shelter Poems and Exits. Many are sustained reflections, and several present an unusual slant on a familiar story or character, including Jesus on the Strand, Feast of Jude and The Gather-man who prepares the soon-to-die. As well as his previous poetry collections, Michael Thomas has published three novels.

Sample poem: proddable all over
Oversteps publications
Come to Pass (2014)