“union brings together two decades’ worth of Paul Summers’ poems, drawing on books and pamphlets, performance pieces and collaborations, as well as a long and previously unpublished sequence about the North of England, ‘broken land’. Summers is a poet of place and of travel, of exile and of home, combining the domestic and the epic, the personal and the political, the rhetorical and the confessional. He is a Blyth Spartans fan, a proud Northumbrian internationalist and a fervent celebrant of the idea of ‘we’ – of community, people and hope – of the notion of union itself.”
The cover of Paul Summers book ‘Union’ has Ian Stephenson’s painting ‘Heavy Ochre’ (48”x36”) 1960 on it, Paul chose the painting for the cover, there are obvious relationships between Paul’s work and Ian Stephenson’s work with the North East of England and Blyth in particular.

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