Speaking Tools – Poems 1975 to 2005
Poetry: fierce, passionate, tender, political, lyrical and well-crafted.
Poetry restored to its place in the struggle for social change.
Poetry for poetry addicts and the general reader.
Writing within the great tradition of progressive literature from Langland to MacDiarmid,Doug Nicholls restores poetry to its public place and hertage in political and philosophical debate.
These poems reflect thirty years of recent history and inspire a new generation with humane,internationalist and collective values.
It is poetry for a new epoch of solidarity.
A genuinely distinctive new voice.
“The lyricism of Neruda, the wit of Brecht, the passion of Mayakovsky in a new British blend.”