In his debut poetry collection, Tony Spiers’s highly individual and entertaining poetic voice is thrown into characters and characteristics of Brighton. It is an astounding poetic talent barbed with delightful wit and philosophical acuity. It’s a source work for love of place and the way poetry can weave that love into our perception and understanding. His vocabulary is as fresh and exciting as a glass of the best Prosecco – with all the bubble and fizz, clarity and taste. A remarkable new poet finds his feet and flaunts them for our enjoyment.
Praise for Brighton Ventriloquies:
“Tony Spiers’ confident, irreverant, exuberant poems are full of music and sound effects, pun and innuendo, celebrations of lives lived outside the normal rules of engagement, and sly digs at authority–in the voices of some of Brighton’s most famous and infamous characters. As refreshing and enjoyable as a walk along the pier on a breezy day, eating salty chips.”—Chathernine Smith