gerard rochford

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Biography of gerard rochford

He was born in England, raised in Worcestershire, lived in Hong Kong, but has spent most of his life in Scotland: '...where the best footballers leave and the best poets stay. It is good to be near them'.

He has many children and grandchildren.

He writes mostly about intimate human relationships, wildlife and occasionally politics. 'Perhaps they are all one.'

His poem 'My Father's Hand' was selected by Janice Galloway as one of the 20 best scottish poems of 2006 on behalf of the Scottish Poetry Library.

He is the Makar (Laureate) for: www.scottishreview.net -publishing one poem per month.

gerard rochford's Works:

Three Way Street.(with Eddie Gibbons and Douglas W. Gray) .
The Holy Family and other poems.
Figures of Stone. All from: www.koo press.co.uk.

Failing Light - www.embershandpress.co.uk 2010. Handcrafted limited edition - 200 numbered copies. £15.

Of Love and Water _ with images by David Ladmore.
www.koo press.co.uk /Malfranteaux Concepts. 2011. Limited edition - 200 numbered and signed copies. £15. ISBN978 1 870978 82 8

Morning Crossword with images by Esther Green. Published by Malfranteaux and Koo Press.Aberdeen.2013. £10.Limited edition 200 copies, numbered and signed.
ISBN 978 1 870978 82 8

Available to buy via Facebook message or gerardrochford@btinternet.com

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My Father's Hand

I like to wear a band around my wrist,
an amulet of copper, links of bling,
a hippy weave of cotton or dried grass.

Reminds me of a change my father made
as I grew up from toddler to walker;
crossing the road he stops holding my hand
and wraps his finger and thumb around my wrist.

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