150 x 210mm
Apartment in a monastery in which some indulgencies were permitted’
The Concise Oxford Dictionary
‘…A real lyric poet … the love poems … are as good as any I’ve read in a long time – pure, translucent, economical and erotic…
Kevin Bailey combines a classical restraint with exuberant sensuality and a romantic tenderness…
His love for Women … is expressed in poems that are profoundly tender and savagely passionate.
Kevin Bailey was born and grew up in Wallingford, Berkshire, where he attended the local Grammar School. He was later educated at The University of York and University College, Bath. In 1990 he founded the International literary journal HQ Poetry Magazine, which he still edits and publishes independently. He has been closely involved in the work of the London poetry group Piccadilly Poets and The Live Poets Society in Bath. In 2000 he edited (with Lucien Stryk) the classic anthology Contemporary Haiku. Since 2001 he has co-organized and judged at the annual Poetry on the Lake festival held at Orta San Giulio in Italy. In 2004 he adjudicated the prestigious Sasakawa Prize for Haikai. His poetry and commentaries have appeared in a wide variety of publications. In recognition of his astronomical studies he was elected a Fellow of The Royal Astronomical Society in 2014.