Sparrows Around Us, Sky is Jonathan Dalton's debut collection of poetry. It contains 33 poems that were written over the course of just under a year, and which naturally divided themselves into four parts. Guided by feel and instinct rather than planning, the poems are presented chronologically and draw inspiration from subjects that range from galactic exploration to pigeons. They can be read individually as well as narratively from the beginning.
Underlying the collection is a belief in the truth, even if it is awkward or uncomfortable, and a sense that art should perhaps be about more than just the feelings of the artist.
In addition to the writing, Sparrows Around Us, Sky includes 13 black-and-white prints, created by Mary Dalton. Mary is a graduate of the Royal College of Art - and Jonathan's sister. Each print was inspired by one of the poems.
Details: Hardback book with poetry by Jonathan Dalton and 13 prints by Mary Dalton