The Magpie Almanack by Simon Williams
The Magpie Almanack, is as entertaining as we have come to expect from this versatile and accessible poet. His poetry is wide-ranging, from Nobel Prize Winners to mad poets to all-too-human subjects. Simon has a great facility for metre and rhyme. His humour arises from the absurd, as in My Journey Here Today and Synchronicity. I’ve laughed out loud and been touched by many lines in this volume. It’s a great tonic in these grey times.
— Patricia Oxley