Sometimes a Wild God - the book
So, this edition is now SOLD OUT after 5000 copies. The new edition is on its way and will be in the shop in a matter of weeks. Sign up for a back-in-stock alert over to the right, or sign up to the newsletter to get first dibs on signed copies. In the meantime, the beautiful poster of the poem is still available for only £5 here.
Sometimes a wild god comes to the table.
He is awkward and does not know the ways
Of porcelain, of fork and mustard and silver.
His voice makes vinegar from wine.
The book of the poem, Sometimes a Wild God, by Tom Hirons, with illustrations by Rima Staines.
Written with the incantatory power of an old hymn, and the urgency of a world on its side, sometimes a wild god is a wake-up call for troubled times. With an animal magic reminiscent of the work of Ted Hughes and Gary Snyder, sometimes a wild god is a haunting, heart-breaking tribute to the wildness in us and the journey we each might take to re-find it. — Sylvia V. Linsteadt (author OUR LADY OF THE DARK COUNTRY and TATTERDEMALION)
Lithograph-printed for high quality on 100% recycled paper (140gsm internal, 280gsm Kraft cover) in England, by Calverts, a workers' co-op.
The book is A6 size (4.2″x5.9″) and has 32 inner pages, with 6 beautiful internal black-and-white illustrations. This is the third printing.