A Poetry Anthology
by Jenny Martin
degradation, death. You rest
marras, brothers all.
An anthology of poetry about Whitehaven and beyond, published to
mark the Centenary of Cumbria’s worst pit disaster on 11th May 1910.
About the book:
This collection of fifteen poems is a moving testimony to the buried truth
of the hardship, exploitation, even contempt, suffered by the universal
fellowship of miners and their families, and the courage honesty, generosity
and respect for others that underpin their own lives.
About the author:
Poet Jenny Martin comes from a Whitehaven mining family. She had an
uncle who was killed in the 1941 William pit disaster, and a cousin who
fell to his death down a pit shaft in 1953 when they were both fifteen.
She qualified in medicine specialising in a branch of diagnostic medicine,
chemical pathology, and retired in 1994. In 2007, encouraged by
the leader of the creative writing group that she had recently joined, she
tried her hand at poetry with several successes. Mining Memories is her
first poetry collection to be published. She is married with two adult
children and lives in Cheshire.
All proceeds from this book will be donated to The Coalfields Regeneration
Trust, an independent organization that aims to improve the quality of
life in Britain’s coalfield communities by granting funds to regeneration
Nov 2010- I'm sending a cheque for £450 to the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. I can't believe that I've managed to achieve something useful.
For more information about The Coalfields Regeneration Trust go to their
website at www.coalfields-regen.org.uk.
200mm x 127mm 40pp paperback RRP £4.99
Readership: local interest (Whitehaven/Cumbria), poetry enthusiasts,
those with an interest in local history, in particular UK coalmining history.
Review copies: please email email@example.com