IAN EMBERSON: Books
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Margins of my Life
Fighting Cock Press 1981 £3
First collection of poems - illustrations on every page. Many song-settings based on this volume.
"Descriptive poems kindle a light in landscape we did not previously see,
and there are Hardyan lyrics that set the mind questing."
Three Brontë Poems
Angria 1993 £2
Published to coincide with a reading celebrating the centenary of the Brontë Society. Now out of print, but replaced by an expanded version - "Mourning Ring: Brontë related poems" - see further on.
Pirouette of Earth: a novel in verse
University of Salzburg 1995 £7
Set in the year 1936 the story has three distinct plots, bringing in respectively the start of the Spanish Civil War, the Jarrow Crusade and the abdication of Edward VIII
The tale is told well, and with gentle objectivity... William Oxley, Acumen.
The swift direct verse is just the thing - closer to the oral telling of a story than prose can ever be. Ted Hughes - letter to the author.
Fighting Cock Press 1998 £3
Third collection of poems - illustrated throughout.
The Comet of 1811
Angria 2001, £2
Like The Snake and the Star (see below) this is a collection of prose-poems. The printing was done in collaboration with Bryan Foster.
The Snake and the Star
Angria 2003 £2
Like The Comet of 1811 this is a collection of prose-poems. The printing was done in collaboration with Bryan Foster.
Messages from Distant Shores
Angria 2006, £2
A longish poem broken into sections evoking the changing moods of the shoreline.
Yorkshire Lives and Landscapes
Sutton Publishing 2006, £10.00
Within a semi-autobiographical framework the book describes many aspects of Yorkshire culture: music, poetry, landscape painting, walking the Pennine Way and local history. Lavishly illustrated in both colour and black and white.
Snapshots of other people's lives . . . evoke strongly a sense of place and time - John Greenwood, Todmorden News
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"Ian Emberson has put his brand on it, and his voice speaks to you from every sentence, standing out like a trilby in a flock of cloth caps . . . "
Mourning Ring: Brontë related poems
Angria 2008, £3
Collection of poems relating to the Brontës - their lives, writings and the landscapes associated with them. Lavishly illustrated by the author.
"Mourning Ring" is . . . a work of art in itself'
For The Zig Zag Path see separate heading in menu to left.
The Zigzag Path
Long narrative poem (202 pages)
Illustrations by the author on every page.
Set on a planet elsewhere in the Universe - semi mythological, but in no way sci-fi.
Available free of charge on this website - see separate heading in the menu to the left. Or click here.
Sunrise at Cyprus: Caroline's Mediterranean Journal.
An eBook prose novel written in the form of a young girl's journal.
It tells of Caroline Weyland's world of relationships, set against the background of Cyprus in the 1950s - the years of the EOKA terrorist campaign.
"The setting is painted vividly, and Caroline's journey to fulfillment told with great directness" - review by "Helen" on Amazon.
Cherry Trees of Wyre and other poems
by Simon Fletcher, illustrated by Ian M Emberson
Angria Press 2014
Expanded re-print of 1997 edition
For Pilgrims from Loneliness, an interpretation of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Villettee, see Brontës
In addition to the above, Ian Emberson has illustrated books by other authors:
Ian Emberson's articles range in subject-matter from William Blake to the making of holly wreaths. He has however especially focused on the writings of the Brontë sisters; the poetry of Brian Merrikin Hill and the paintings of his friend Bohuslav Barlow
His poems, articles and illustrations have appeared in the following magazines: Aabye, Acumen, Aireings, The Arcadian, The Artist, Brontë Society Gazette, Brontë Society Transactions, Brontë Studies, The Charles Lamb Bulletin, Christian Poetry Review, The Countryman, The Dalesman, Dream Catcher, The Gaskell Society Newsletter, The Interpreter's House, Iota, Island, Konfluence, Links, New Hope International, Pennine Ink, Pennine Platform, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Scotland, The Poet's Voice, Quantum Leap, The Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, Todmorden News, Yorkshire Dales Review, The Yorkshire Dalesman and The Yorkshire Journal.