Mr Elder publishes first collection of poetry

Posted: 14th October 2015

‘Codes of Conduct’ available now!

Simply because National Poetry Day is over for another year does not mean that poetry has taken a back seat at St Augustine’s Priory.  Mr Neil Elder, member of the English Department, has this week published his first collection of poetry, ‘Codes of Conduct’, published by Cinnamon Press.

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The collection falls into two parts: firstly, a sequence focussing on life in a commercial organisation, centred around the character of office worker, Henderson, and the second part of the book concentrates on poems encompassing a wider interpretation of codes of conduct.

One of Neil Elder’s colleagues said, ‘These poems are absolutely wonderful, witty and an annihilation of the corporate world’.

A fellow member of the English Department added, ‘He executes the poems with great sensitivity, bringing to mind a modern day Willy Loman (character in Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’)’.

Katarina Krneta, Upper VI, commented, ‘This collection is simply fantastic’ and Alexia Kirov and Shivali Sharma, also Upper VI, said ‘Mr Elder’s teaching, like his poetry, is inspiring’.

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There is a limited stock available of ‘Codes of Conduct’ at the introductory price of £4.00.  When this stock has been exhausted the price will rise to £4.99.

If you would like to purchase a copy of ‘Codes of Conduct’, copies are available from Mr Elder, English Department.  NElder@saintaugustinespriory.org

This is an entertaining and stimulating volume of poetry – we heartily recommend it!

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