POETRY AND PROSE
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I have been featured poet at the Henley Arts Festival; read at the Henley Literary Festival, and have talked on the role of poetry in encouraging business creativity on Radio 5 Live. I published Dreams and Responsibilities: Selected Poems 1986 -1996 in 1996, together with a tape of poetry readings and musical performances.
I have been working on a three volume poem, Messengers since September 2005.It tells the story of one person's adventures in the afterlife.The first volume 'Location. Location, Location' is now available from Only Connect Publishing in a signed, numbered limited edition. Volume 2 Going Through All These Things Twice is on its 25th draft and I'm researching Volume 3.
>> Click here to read a section Messengers: Location, Location, Location.
>> Here's a download of a very formal The Strange Voyage of You and Me. Click the title to read it.
I'm in the middle of writing a clutch of short stories, eight so far in all. These were originally inspired by re-reading H.P. Lovecraft, Ramsey Campbell and Robert Aickman but have tended to move towards the ( hopefully) strange and unsettling rather than the horrific. Their collective working title comes from a Talking Heads song Find A City.
I wrote four novels in the late 90s/ early 2000s and for a while was represented by the late, great agent James Hale.Other things intervened. I've recently rediscovered the manuscriptsand I'm rewriting and editing the most recent one A Glass Rope and plan to do the same to Won't Get Fooled Again.
>> Click here to read the original opening A Glass Rope.
All poetry and prose is ©Ian Florance, All Rights Reserved except where indicated..
I’m happy for you to download and print one copy of these files for private reading. If you would like to receive full version of excerpted works or would like to be kept up to date with publishing plans do contact me