My very best wishes to all of my readers - thanks for your interest and support...
Please click on the POETRY link (side bar top left ) for a selection of my poetry for MAY.
Please see the READINGS section below...
I am delighted to announce that my new collection, CHANGES, is now available for purchase.
The book can be purchased via Amazon, all good bookshops and my publishers Dempsey & Windle. However I am also making it available to my friends, readers and supporters at a special price via this website...see below for details!
CHANGES was chosen by THE POETRY KIT (www.poetrykit.org ) as their BOOK of the MONTH (February 2017)
Click this link for the most recent review of CHANGES, Greg Freeman's review at WRITE OUT LOUD
“Well Versed In Family Matters” - 21st. Century Poetry with Andy Croft
For Patrick B Osada, every memory is like the tip of an iceberg, floating unsteadily above the “submerged” history of our lives.
Part of his new collection Changes (Dempsey and Windle, £7.99) is a series of childhood memory poems, most notably the wonderful To the End of the Road, about learning to ride a bike with his dad.
These are paired with poems about his mother in old age, living on the border between unreliable memory and an uncertain present.
It’s a sometimes bleak book, full of cold weather, changing seasons and “remembered suffering” but there are also some perfect moments, as when he recalls his father looking back on his childhood:
“And when I stop beneath those limes today,/through half-shut eyes while lulled by humming bees,/I conjure in the shade another shade — /the shadow of the man he used to be.”
I read at the launch of the Stanley Spencer Poetry Anthology at Cookham on May 12th. A great evening, even though my poem didn't make it to the final shortlist. A full report of the event and photos can be found by clicking on
I shall be reading at The Keep in Guildford on May 22nd with Kyle McHale details at www.the1000monkeys.com
and will be MC for the launch of SOUTH 55 in Chichester on May 25th... details from www.southpoetry.org
On January 22nd. I launched my new collection with a reading in London at The famous Torriano Meeting House, 99, Torriano Ave., Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX with Surrey Poets Donall Dempsey. Eddie Chauncy and Kyle McHale. A review of the evening can be found at the excellent www.writeoutloud.net loook for the Review, "Once More With Feeling."
See me reading as the Profiled Poet at the launch of SOUTH 53 - click this link :
SOUTH Poetry Magazine
Poems for SOUTH 55 have now been chosen . A list of the selected poems are now on the website and the launch of SOUTH 55 will be at Chichester Library, Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QJ at 7pm (for 7.30 start) on May 25th
Delighted to have my poem "Familiar" in the current Acumen magazine.
For information about SOUTH or anything on this website, please contact me at email@example.com
PATRICK B. OSADA
I am a poet and editor living in Warfield Berkshire, England.
POETRY COLLECTIONS :
Four of my five collections are currently available:
Short Stories : Suburban Lives (ISBN 1-904781-50-0)
Rough Music (ISBN 1 -904781-48-9).
Choosing the Route (ISBN 978 - 1 - 907401 - 13 - 8)
and my NEW COLLECTION :
CHANGES (ISBN 978-1-907435-36-2)
PLEASE NOTE : a previous publisher, BLUECHROME, has ceased trading. This is a great disappointment to many fine writers as Bluechrome was a vital and innovative publisher. Copies of my BLUECHROME books are now more difficult to find through the usual retail outlets, but can be found at Waterstone's and Amazon on line.
Please contact me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding purchases.
My fourth collection, CHOOSING the ROUTE, was was chosen as :
The POETRY KIT "BOOK of the MONTH"
Details about my new collection, CHANGES, and how to purchase from this website can be found by clicking "Biography and Books" on the side bar at the top left of this page.