A Season in Eden

A Season in Eden

This second collection of poems by Peter Daniels moves through seasons of innocence and experience, looking at being English, being queer, at whatever there is Out There.

This second collection of poems by Peter Daniels moves through seasons of innocence and experience, looking at being English, being queer, at whatever there is Out There. John Greening described his first book, Counting Eggs, as ‘a mature, authoritative collection,’ (TLS) and James Sutherland-Smith wrote ‘Daniels emerges as a true original of great technical skill and assurance’ (The Bow-Wow Shop). Here, his originality and playfulness continue to emerge and tilt the world into new shapes for the reader.

Peter Daniels has won poetry competitions including the Arvon, Ledbury and TLS, and published pamphlets with Smith/Doorstop, Vennel Press and HappenStance. His first collection Counting Eggs appeared from Mulfran Press in 2012, and his translations of Vladislav Khodasevich from Russian (Angel Classics), were shortlisted for the Rossica, Oxford-Weidenfeld and Read Russia prizes. He has held Hawthornden Fellowships twice, and been a Queer Writer in Residence at the London Metropolitan Archives.

'Poetry that fizzes with wit, bold ideas and unexpected turns' - John McCullough