The Tithe Machine 1981 -1985


My first poems after discovering poetry at art college and in my local Didcot library.

Some were published in the first volume of a’The New Magazine’ then just started by Gerard Woodward who went on to be a well known poet and novelist.

Unsure of my writing I used the ‘David Bell’ alter ego.

1981-5 never shown these to anyone since.

Post art college first poems..reading Pasternak and Heaney…Bunting and W.C.Williams…and a hefty bit of John Masefield and Edward poems to a non-existent mythical England…32 poems including the mad The Moon Over Henley my version of Bunting and T.S. Elliot..I kid you not…with some Echo and The Bunnymen in there too:-)