Sometimes a Wild God - the book
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, Tom Hirons’ much-loved poem Sometimes A Wild God is a wake-up call for these troubled times. With an animal magic reminiscent of the work of Ted Hughes and Gary Snyder, and something of T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland about the edges, Sometimes a Wild God is a haunting, heart-breaking, and deeply beautiful tribute to the wildness that lives in us and the journey we each might take to re-find it.
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.