“Some of these poems were written after the diagnosis, and while I waited at home for surgery and attended hospital for pre-assessment procedures. Others were written after my surgery and during my initial recovery at home. They ride the waves of negativity and positivity. I wanted them to be accessible, not too poetic, as I wanted them to hopefully go beyond poetry readers and, again hopefully, connect with those on the same journey. Indeed, those experiencing the bad and good weathers of their emotions because of the disease, but possibly unable to articulate them into communicating words.” — Peter Thabit Jones (the author)
Welsh poet and dramatist Peter Thabit Jones has authored fourteen books. He has participated in festivals and conferences in America and Europe and is an annual writer-in-residence in Big Sur, California. A recipient of many awards, including the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry (The Society of Authors, London) and the Homer: European Medal of Poetry and Art, two of his dramas for the stage have premiered in America and the UK. His opera libretti for Luxembourg composer Albena Petrovic Vratchanska have premiered at the Philarmonie Luxembourg, the National Opera House Stara Zagora, and the Theatre National Du Luxembourg.