Flights of Fancy? Steven Foyster Poems 1991-2023
Flights of Fancy? Poems 1991-2023 by Steven Foyster was published in Norwich by Paul Dickson Books, www.pauldicksonbooks.co.uk on September 8.
Writing poetry has helped Steven Foyster in his long recovery since he jumped off St Andrew’s Car Park in Norwich in 1986, aiming to kill himself. His humour and resilience shines through his poetry.
Steven’s themes are varied, as he responds to the ups and downs of day-to-day life.
Steven Foyster explains: “ I first started jotting down bits of poetry in my teens. Looking back on some recently they didn’t read particularly well.”
“I started composing the earliest in this collection in the 1990s, often during the rail journeys whilst commuting from Norwich to Ipswich.”
“Although these only took about 45 minutes each way they seemed to give my mind a blank piece of paper to work on, jotting down ideas and frameworks to be completed usually within a day or so. Of course the regularity of delayed trains, often up to an hour gave me more time for thought!”
“I didn’t write much more for over twenty years. However, the concept of publication discussed during the past year or so prompted me to write again. Some of those, such as ‘ Trees Be Without You’ and ‘ Dysfunctional Unity’, sadly reflect the state of the world at the moment.”
Flights of Fancy? Poems 1991-2023 is on sale at Allthingsnorfolk.com and Amazon, price £6.
Steven’s memoir, Cry to be Heard!, was published by Paul Dickson Books in 2021.