Homeland: A Collection Of Poetry

Val Penny's Book Reviews

I must first declare a personal interest: Homeland, published by United Press, is the first anthology that included a poem that I had written, and I was thrilled. The anthology, Homeland, was published following a UK national competition. The theme of the competition was to write a poem based on your local area. Entries were received from all over the UK and the best were chosen for inclusion in the book.

This competition has been repeated for many years and entrants from 10 to 100 from all the over the UK, many of them new to poetry, submit their work. Homeland is a celebration of poetry.  A powerful poem about the past by Terence Stanford of Coalville, Leicestershire. England won the national Local Poem Prize. Terence has been writing poetry for over 40 years and has had several poems published in magazines and books. His  poem Memento Homine is all about…

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