The poet speaks

callumWith me today is Callum McLaughlin, author of The VesselFalse Awakening, and Seeking Solace.  He’s graciously agreed to talk poetry with me, and I hope you’ll have as much fun reading about his work as I did. 🙂

KK: So, how long have you been writing poetry?

CM: I’ve been writing in virtually every capacity since childhood. My earliest memory specifically associated with poetry is when I won a school competition aged 10 and I’ve been interested in the art form ever since. The poems included in Seeking Solace were written throughout the last couple of years, which is when I’d say I started really taking it seriously and falling more and more in love with it.

KK: We have something in common there – I wrote my first poem at age ten for a summer homework assignment. 🙂  What got you interested in poetry?

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Seeking Solace

Seeking SolaceLast October, I was fortunate to host Callum McLaughlin, a wonderful writer who was publishing a new novel.  Well, today he’s back, this time with a poetry book called Seeking Solace:

Seeking Solace is a collection of sixty poems that span a variety of topics and touch on universal aspects of modern life, from nature and war to friendship, love and grief, with many others in between.

From the very air we breathe to the wholly make-believe, regardless of whether inspiration has come from the world around us or the most whimsical of dreams, the one common thread that unites them all is a desire to create poetry that is both approachable and relatable.

Seeking Solace released earlier this week, and it looks fantastic.  I love reading poetry as much as I love writing it, and this book makes me want to hold on and not let go.  And I haven’t even read it yet!  But how could you not love a book with such a beautiful cover?

Besides, I’ve got an amazing excerpt:

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I could stare at this image all day (and indeed, I just might).  But where can you get your copy?  So glad you asked!  Seeking Solace is available from Amazon and Amazon UK, and you can also find it on Goodreads.  And stay tuned, because I’ll be interviewing the author himself in a future post!

Have a great weekend, and enjoy Seeking Solace! 🙂

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