Brian Wake

Rookie (Liverpool)

Biography of Brian Wake

Brian Wake poet

Writer, publisher and promoter of poetry for many years.8 books of poetry published. Work broadcast and published internationally.
Organised poetry events and open mic sessions for Sefton Council in Merseyside. Readings have involved
most of the biggest names in contemporary poetry.
Most recent publication, 'Etcetera - new and selected poems.'
Read at poetry events and readings throughout the UK.

Brian Wake's Works:

Ghost Of Myselves (Second Aeon 1968)
Stars (Driftwood 1972)
Doing Nothing (Windows 1975)
Into Hiding (Headland 1992)
Unbuilding The Ark (Headland 1998)
Raining Upwards (Driftwood 2000)
So What ((Driftwood 2003)
Etcetera (Headland 2011) Updates

Counting Stars

In the early hours then, sometime between
not wanting to get up and needing to,
expectant silences, the visual discrepancy
between gunmetal blues of fading night
and gorgeous morning, my father walked
the landing half asleep.

He asked me if… do I, he said, still work,
and should I shave, and if the bus was due.

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