Objects, Chance Remarks
is an edgy, world-hardened tone to many of these poems... a tone that
adds authority and authenticy to the writing.
back catalogue of Derek's progress towards the excellent poet he is
today... His What a Waste, dedicated to Ian Dury is brilliant"
poems should gel for the reader; some have an alluring twist of meaning
at the end; some dissolve to present another perspective at the end;
others emphasize by repetition."
"Derek has a huge simmering explosion of images and ideas to draw from, and it shows in each poem" Jamie Spracklen, Visionary Tongue.
Adams has a lyrical ability while keeping images very much in the forefront
of the mind. His experience is transmuted into the real stuff of poetry."
Gauloises smoke, amid the buzz of a chainsaw dismembering memories of
past (perhaps tattoo-bruised) love, the poems in this collection trace
tectonic shifts beneath the surface. These True Life Confessions surgically
deploy images you won't soon forget. Derek Adams writes good poems whose
themes seem torn from the pages of a 50s pulp novel. This is writing
that is entertaining, provocative, sometimes shocking, and often lurid