This is a collection of observational poems centred around all aspects of working life. We all define ourselves to some extent by our job, or lack of a job, and the author explores the many different ways in which this definition manifests itself. From hairdressers to hangmen, and boxers to builders, the universal experience of work is approached from every angle, so that each reader will find something different to relate to.
|Title||Clocking In Clocking Out|
|Subtitle||Poems and Photographs on the Subject of Work|
|Author Bio||Brian Whittingham, born and living in Glasgow, is a poet, playwright, fiction writer, editor and creative writing tutor. In 1994 he received the Yaddo residency, and in 2000 he won first prize in the Sunday Herald Short Story Competition. His poems and stories have been widely published in anthologies and magazines. A former steelworker/draughtsman, he performed his steel-working poems as part of the BBC’s ‘Ballad of the Big Ships Live’ in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall in 2007. He has performed and lectured in the UK, Europe and the USA, in places as diverse as beaches, universities, prisons, pubs, schools and colleges. He is currently a lecturer in creative writing at City of Glasgow College and was a visiting professor at Seattle University in 2011.|
|Reviews||The poetry achieves an immediacy that is difficult to achieve in weighty tomes of labour history. DAN GRAY, HISTORY SCOTLAND on Bunnets n Bowlers|
|BIC Subject||Poetry by individual poets|
|BISAC Subject||POETRY / General|