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Airplane Baby Banana Blanket is here!

After years of writing and dreaming, my second book Airplane Baby Banana Blanket is finally here. Unlike my first collection, this book focuses on a single subject. It tells the true story of a remarkable chimpanzee named Lucy whose strange journey was originally outlined in Dr Maurice Temerlin's long-out-of-print memoir Lucy: Growing Up Human.

I can't wait for people to read my poems inspired by Temerlin's book and a range of other sources regarding Lucy's life.

Thanks to Recent Work Press for publishing Airplane Baby Banana Blanket.

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Where shrieks of bedlam

are the norm, calm

pricks the ears

from Good Grief, Charlie Brown

in Airplane Baby Banana Blanket

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