Fear Not (Signed copy)
Signed by Stephen James Smith
First edition. Paperback. 21.5 × 14cm, 128pp.
Initialled, dated and dedicated by Stephen James Smith to the title page.
Poet Stephen James Smith’s sympathies lie with the addicted and the convicted, often responding to what he finds on life’s margins. His sharp-edged forceful language derives from his gifts as a performance poet and his fearlessness in looking into the eye of his subject matter. His poems get their charge, as well as their shape and substance, from his use of demotic rhythms, the vividness of his vernacular and his emotional directness.
This copy is in very good condition, with a little light wear to the edges.