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Poems from a Melancholic Panda-bookcover

By: Kolin Richmond Hughes

Poems from a Melancholic Panda

Pages: 94 Ratings: 5.0
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Kolin Richmond-Hughes's first collection of poems concerns itself with cats, loss, the environment, gender issues and melancholy. He found that writing poetry was a vehicle to channel his anxieties and observations of his personal and external world. Brought up in the North West of England, he writes about his own battles with depression and about sexual identity...through a raw and sometimes witty narrative. He is an inclusionist poet who strives to bring the reader into his melancholic but hopefully light-hearted world. Poems from a Melancholic Panda is the alter ego inner narrative that gives a voice to these original verses.
Kolin was born in North West England and studied at Cansfield High School, Wigan Technical College, Winstanley College and South Trafford College. He has worked as a T.V. background artist and a corporate DJ, as well as a civil servant. He lived in Athens for two years, working as a singer and semi-professional dancer. He has spent the last five years writing and addressing personal health issues. The author auditioned for The London Contemporary and The Ballet Rambert. He is a qualified holistic therapist, an advocate of environmental issues, plays the trumpet (strictly for own pleasure), and enjoys 'funky' house parties and quiet nights at home listening to jazz. He finally 'came out' when he was twenty-one.
Customer Reviews
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  • Janice Bayliss

    At present unavailable despite pre-order so downloaded in Kindle. Really enjoying the poems which cover a wide range of subjects. Particularly liked MacCawley the cat, thought David Bowie was amazing. Well done Kolin, look forward to more of the same.

  • David Bayliss

    A great collection of poems covering a wide range of subjects. Thought David Bowie was amazing and especially liked MacCawley the cat as it reminds me of mine. Well done Kolin look forward to more of the same.

  • JT

    Emotive, passionate, and genuine.
    A splendid debut.

  • Jan Jorgensen

    It was really nice to find a book of poems that covered Sexual identity. I really enjoyed 'Beware of The Bisexual' It really got me to think

  • melanie

    What a wonderful book. A joy to read with some of the poems touching a chord. A recommended buy.

  • rob lomas

    I enjoyed reading this funny, personal, and often gritty take on life. I feel that I have seen and in some cases actually been out with some of the characters within. My personal favorite was 'You didn't leave a note and I don't mind admitting it had me in tears. Nice work Mr. Richmond-Hughes and hopefully there will be more.

  • :)

    Bought this book and would definitely recommend it! Really good to have to hand to just pick a poem. Very meaningful and well-written 5*

  • Julie leaff

    Loved it, very deep, and well written, I have my favorites, but I am sure you will find yours.

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