Sometimes a Wild God - the book
The book of the poem by Tom Hirons, with illustrations by Rima Staines.
Lithograph-printed for high quality on 100% recycled paper (140gsm internal, 280gsm Kraft cover) in England, by Calverts, a workers' co-op, this is the first production from Hedgespoken Press. We're very, very pleased with what we've created and we hope you'll love it just as much.
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.
We need your help to spread the word about this book - if this poem has moved you, please tell your friends and spread the word (and links to the shop...) on facebook, twitter, tumblr, whatever it is that the kids use these days, using the buttons below... And, of course, please buy a copy, and then a copy for your friend, and then one spare to give to the unexpected stranger you stumble across one day who needs to read the words for themselves. Leave a review, tell us if you like the book. Go to your library and your local bookshop and ask them if they're stocking it - it should be on their funky all-the-books-in-the-world (almost) computer systems by now...
If you'd like to hear the poem, you can hear Tom reading it here:
Thank you all for your continued comments and emails about this poem – I had no idea at all what was in store when I wrote it, only that the first line had been haunting me for months. Sometimes a Wild God has opened strange doors for me, and continues to have a life of its own. Something seems to have happened that is far beyond my understanding, and that is exactly as it should be. Poetry is a form of magic, and don’t let anyone tell you anything different. This word-spell will hopefully now reach more people than ever, and stray far beyond the internet.
Postage is calculated according to weight - the more copies you buy, the cheaper postage is per book. And yes, we'll post these out to anywhere in the world!
It does sometimes take a few days to get these dispatched, especially at busy times of year. If you need your order for a birthday or similar, let us know and we'll do our very best to get it to you in time...