C.P. Stewart lives with his family in North Yorkshire. Formerly singer/songwriter with the cult band Laughing Gravy , his poetry has been widely published in Canada, Australia, Ireland, England and the United States.
For two years he was the Poetry Editor of Sotto Voce Arts and Literary magazine (U.S.).
A chapbook of his poetry, Taking it In was published by Koo Poetry Press in 2009.
" he has a good claim to be in that tradition of writing verse which functions as either (or both) songs and poems. The poems themselves tend to be snappy, enigmatic and dark." BOOKS IRELAND
Following the noble tradition of Cohen and Dylan, C. P. Stewart translates the simplicity and depth of song-writing from the voice to the page. The result is beautiful. Poem after poem of spare writing, sometimes dark, follows to the letter Keith Douglas's dictum that every word must earn its place. - Gerard Rochford, poet.
These poems are the goods. - John Whitworth, poet.
Praise for C. P. Stewart's previous book Taking it In
... short, taut snapshots. - Paul Sutherland, poet, Editor of Dream Catcher magazine.
C. P. Stewart's rich collection of poems seizes life's most feral moments and holds them captive on the page. His writing reminds us that life is to be savored. What is ironic is that his poems, so concise in nature, cannot be quickly ingested. They are simply too rich to be swallowed whole. - Vinnie Kinsella, Publisher, Four and Twenty.
Title Considering the Lilies
Author CP Stewart
Subject classification Poetry
Format/extent 133x203 mm, 96 pp
Publication date March 2011
Price €12-00, £10, $16 pb