Introducing UniVerse Press
A visionary poetry imprint dedicated to showcasing exceptional, original voices that resonate powerfully from the page. Our mission is to curate and publish poetry collections that delve into timeless issues while embracing a contemporary style. Read more…
Apprenticed to the Night
Apprenticed to the Night is a collection of poetry that treats mortality, betrayal, memory, trauma, and the bewilderment of loss as constantly shifting enigmas. It explores themes of life, death, childhood, trauma, family, and love.
The book is divided into three sections: Youth, Maturity and Beyond. It is a powerful and moving collection of poetry that is honest, insightful, and beautifully written.
Wide ranging in their coverage, from the glory of the natural world around us to the “idiosyncrasies, harsh realities and joys of everyday living. This glorious collection of poems are well worth visiting as they provide much food for thought for the philosophical reader.
The Benediction of Yellow
The poems speak about the power of landscape, storytelling, myth and the darker side of fairy tales, along with current issues. She has a strong spiritual sense which is expressed in her religious poems.
Because her writing echoes the experiences of many others, readers will identify with the work and find solace. There are many other poems which intrigue and entertain, and all the poems are strong, vivid and rich in imagery and description.
Chopping Wood is unashamedly political, religious and spiritual, anti- secular, psychologically nuanced, social and environmental, scientifically critical, while remaining compassionate. One could go so far as to say that it challenges reality.
One of its major themes is the tension between the public and the private, for which Philp often uses the metaphor of the urban and the rural. As well as being driven by spiritual and political yearnings, his poetry involves itself with the day-to-day. So love, walking the dog, responding to nature and the seasons, chatting with friends, observing what goes on in the street or the country lane are all included.