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ISBN 978-1-77171-229-3 The Man Who Best Drew Women (poetry) 24.95
published 2017 231 pages

Martin Gray’s The Man Who Best Drew Women is a long poem in the epic heroic narrative style. Modigliani is the representative figure of modern art, the artist as tragic hero. The poem is a reflection on aspects of the heroic, both personal and public, secular and divine, a theme in poetry as ancient as Homer and Beowulf, and as modern as televison.

ISBN 0-921215-77-0 Modigliani: a long poem (poetry) 14.95
published 1997 96 pages

Modigliani is a narrative epic poem based on the life of one of the most interesting and extraordinary artists of the Twentieth century. It is an accessible and clear poetical statement on a man whose art responded to and broke with tradition, helping to shape modern art.

ISBN 0-921215-64-9 Blues for Bird (poetry) 14.95
published 1993 88 pages

Blues for Bird combines intense passion with lyric restraint to celebrate the life and legend of Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker. The images unfold like a movie montage, evoking piece by piece the brief life and tragic death of a jazz icon.

ISBN 0-921215-50-9 Death of Villeneuve (poetry) 14.95
published 1992 92 pages

The poems in Death of Villeneuve are reflections on aspects of the heroic in personal and public life. They offer a chance to see deeply into the lives of dead writers, artists, racing car drivers and others, those lost to all but memory and the voices of the poets who speak the continuing human story.