This volume includes all of the poems from Staring Directly at the Eclipse, Travelling Second Class Through Hope, and Raining Upwards. Staring Directly at the Eclipse was Henry Normal’s first poetry book in over twenty years, combining both new and selected poems from his previous performance work. It encompasses the subjects of love, death, loneliness, loss, human frailty and other classic conversation stoppers. Travelling Second Class Through Hope contains poems personally selected by the author from his 20th century works. Raining Upwards was Henry’s first all-new poetry collection in over twenty years. These poems explore relationships with science, nature, humanity and other vital matters we are usually too busy to think about. 268pp
Henry Normal was born and brought up in St.Ann’s Nottingham.