Troy Town
1. A turf labyrinth, constructed for unknown, possibly ritual, purposes
2. A state of pleasant confusion.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Troy Town, published in hardback (80pp, £8.99) by Arrowhead Press on March 1st, 2008, is the first full poetry collection by Matt Merritt.

You can buy the book, or my chapbook, Making The Most Of The Light (HappenStance Press, 2005, 32pp, £3), at this site or at my larger and more general blog, Polyolbion, which also contains links to a wide variety of websites and blogs connected to poetry, other literature, birdwatching, and a host of other subjects. This blog will be reserved purely for reviews and other news concerned with my publications.

If you'd like to buy the book directly from me, it's £8.99, including postage and packing. Round it up to £10, and I'll also send you a copy of Making The Most Of The Light (there's no overlap between the two) - it would normally cost £3 on its own. Email me here for further details.

Finally, here's one of the pictures that Tom Bailey, who works as a photographer for Bird Watching, Country Walking, Trail and various other magazines, took of Wing Maze, in Rutland, for the cover of Troy Town. I'll post a few more over the next few weeks.


Kirk Wisebeard said...

top book.... and my mum agrees.. in her words..

"Its that sort o0f poetry that you don't really get first time round, but you want to read it again, and when you do you start to get what its really about... and thats a good thing..."

She likes it, and not much pleases her....

Matt Merritt said...

Thanks very much, and thank your mum too! Glad you liked it. Spread the word.