I am presently running through the final, final drafts of Ghosts of a Low Moon (Lapwing, Belfast) due out in late 2010. I am looking to do an online tour in 2011 starting on my website and spiralling out with interviews, guest blogging, reviews and articles. If you run a blog or magazine and need content, do contact me at andrew (at) andrewoldham (dot) co (dot) uk and let me know more about your blog or magazine. The dust cover jacket includes the following blurb:
Andrew Oldham is an award winning writer and poet. His work has featured in The Sunday Times, Ambit, The London Magazine, Interpreter’s House, North American Review and Poetry Salzburg. His poetry has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please. He lectures on Creative Writing for EHU and the OU. He lives in Saddleworth where he curses rain and climbs trees to face North winds.
‘Andrew Oldham is one of our finest younger poets. Coming from a generation that has, by and large, abandoned the possibilities afforded by poetry for addressing important issues, Oldham succeeds remarkably in investing the best of his work with a relevance and urgency which makes it at once challenging and accessible. This first collection amply demonstrates his qualities as a poet: always readable, never obscure, taking the reader with him in his tentative explorations of the extraordinary that lies under the surface tensions of our lives. Here are poems that are witty, moving and entertaining; poems with hidden depths and flashes of insight. It is a first collection full of promise from a poet already writing with skill and originality.’ – Ian Parks
‘Ghosts of a Low Moon captures a mixture of lyricism and damage which is a key note of the collection. I was struck by the different kinds of emotional hauntings in the book: childhood, lost loves, places and landscapes are all capable of returning to disturb the narrators of the poems…There’s a kind of damaged romanticism which underpins the vision of the book’ – Esther Morgan