John Stuart

John StuartJohn Stuart chairs the Somerset poets’ group, Fire River Poets, and runs the Poetry at The Brewhouse series of readings and poetry cafés. He speaks French, German and Russian; and he is at present working on some translations of Rilke’s Duino Elegies. John is a member of Fire River Poets group, based in Taunton.

Sample poem: Martins

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Oversteps publications

Word of mouth (2009)

You will always worry when he goes missing
but even the fox respects a boy
who needs to whip thistles or pull bark

from a tree. On his wandering trail,
he may kick an adder into the brush
or his heart may stop at a tussle of wind.

Extract from “Don’t go far”