Biography of Brian Wake
Writer, publisher and promoter of poetry for many years.8 books of poetry published. Work broadcast and published internationally.
Organised poetry events and open mic sessions for Sefton Council in Merseyside. Readings have involved
most of the biggest names in contemporary poetry.
Most recent publication, 'Etcetera - new and selected poems.'
Read at poetry events and readings throughout the UK.
Brian Wake's Works:
Ghost Of Myselves (Second Aeon 1968)
Stars (Driftwood 1972)
Doing Nothing (Windows 1975)
Into Hiding (Headland 1992)
Unbuilding The Ark (Headland 1998)
Raining Upwards (Driftwood 2000)
So What ((Driftwood 2003)
Etcetera (Headland 2011)
I NEVER DID THINK
I never did think highly of the sea,
said Noah, but used it as a means to come
and go heroically, pack suitcases and kiss
someone goodbye, to be wished
all the very best by neighbours passing by.
Against the silver walls of icebergs,
I, he said, throwing bits of bread to feed the birds,
have heard the echo of a storm more clearly