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Planet Middle Age

by Gerry Potter - £7.50  Flapjack Press (2010)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780955509278 | ISBN 10: 0955509270

Picking up from where his previous collection Planet Young leaves off, Gerry's second instalment of autobiographical poetry intimately explores his own love, grief, friendships, family and journey into Planet Middle Age.
It's a journey with jostling and lost tickets, the strength and vulnerability of firsthand secrets and seats warm from the strangers that sat there before, and the intensity and passion that takes us from one planet to another.
As well as being an award-winning poet, Gerry Potter is a playwright, director, actor and the reincarnation of Scouse socialist gay transvestite icon Chloe Poems. Now firmly embedded in the folklore of Manchester and, indeed, the UK and beyond, this is his fifth poetry collection and the second in an ongoing series of poetic autobiographies.

"In his last collection, Potter wrote about killing off his alter-ego Chloe Poems and discovering his Scouse voice. His true voice has never been more expressive than in this latest collection. Middle age has not dampened his talent. Here are poems that will amuse, move, inspire and provoke. Long may he continue."
(Paul Burston)

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In booklists: Poets and Poetry: Liverpool, Merseyside and North West, World Poetry - England, LGBTQ+ Poetry,
In categories: Poetry & Writing, Local Interest, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender,

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