'Tim Youngs’ seventeen poems in this pamphlet from Five Leaves resonate with a deft, quiet passion to satisfy all poetic sensibilities, save the florid and rhetorical. That deftness is apparent also in the ordering of poems, the structuring of the pamphlet.' (Adrian Buckner)
My debut poetry pamphlet, Touching Distance, was published by Five Leaves in November 2017. Its cover image is a detail from a drawing by Gurminder Sikand
Many of its 17 poems (around half of them previously unpublished) have travel as their subject, some focusing on journeys through time, back to childhood. It is available here.
Travel writer Tim Hannigan has described its contents as 'delicately formed poems of home and away, some quietly sad, some very funny, all very good indeed.' Poet and lecturer Adrian Buckner in a review here has described it as 'a first pamphlet collection that showcases a mature poet and the wisdom of holding back.'
My poems have appeared in several print and online magazines, including:
Staple 18 (Summer 1990), p.22; Ink, Sweat and Tears 13 May 2014; The Interpreter's House (June 2014), p.108; The Nightwatchman: The Wisden Cricket Quarterly 9 (Spring 2015), p.7; Lighthouse, issue 9 (summer 2015), pp.19-20; London Grip Winter 2015; Message in a Bottle, 29 Summer 2016; Raceme, no.4 (Summer 2016), p.106; The Journal 48 (Summer 2016), p.26; The Gull issue 2 (Feb 2017); Poetry Salzburg Review 30 (Spring 2017), pp.73-4; Red Ceilings 26 June 2017; the Ofi Press (August 2017); Magma 69, ‘The Deaf Issue’, eds Raymond Antrobus and Lisa Kelly (November 2017); Stride (18 January 2018); the Innisfree Poetry Journal (No.27, Fall 2018) (here), and Finished Creatures 1 (Spring 2019).
I am co-editor with Sarah Jackson of an anthology of travel poems, In Transit, published by the Emma Press in 2018. Details are here. A review by Merryn Williams, describing it as 'a fine little book which may well inspire you to write your own poems about travelling', is here.