In An explanation of poetry to my father Glenn Colquhoun tells his builder father why he writes poetry. In this collection Glenn uses hand’s on language and humour to explain poetry to anyone not yet captivated with the magic of words.


Verbs are Estwing hammers … ideal for 

putting some whack into a sentence. They come 

in black and blue and have a good feel hung 

from a leather pouch firm against your thigh.


An Explanation Of Poetry To My Father