The Escaped Poet was the first poetry chapbook I produced, published by The Poetic Licence Collective 1984.
It was indeed an escape from academia after finishing my degree on Teesside in 1983.
Escaped Poet was a mix of lyrics, poems, stories and graphics written between 1969 and 1983 and some which I wrote for the book itself.
Some of the poems have been published in Small Press magazines or used in performance Ann Wainwright, editor of Poetic Licence promoted the book in her small press digesters and it received, at the time, a number of favourable reviews.
It was revised several times in the early 1980's and this is the first digitally issue produced in 2018, maintaining as much of the original layout as possible but pages have been revised for clarity and I have adding more material make here and there. The title of the book came from a poster on my wall as shown above!
Note To read The Escaped Poet - scroll down the viewer or click the arrow screen right in the viewer and when it opens in a new window you can download it from Google Drive by clicking the arrow at the top of the window.
Review of The Escaped Poet in Poetry of Love 1984