Take Your Journeys Home is the debut chapbook by Christopher Hopkins published by Clare Songbirds Publishing House, NY. Nominated for the IPPY award for poetry. Two of its poems were nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
The Last Time We Saw Strangers is the new chapbook of 24 poems by Christopher Hopkins published by Clare Songbirds Publishing House, New York.
In his unique imagery he explores the subjects of identity, place and belonging through observing nature, family and love.
Nominated for CLMP Firecracker Award and includes the Pushcart Prize nominated poem Iodine
Priase for Take Your Journeys Home
Matt Duggan, poet & winner of the Erbacce Prize 2015
‘Hopkins had done something wonderful with his new poetry collection Take Your Journeys Home, a collection that can sometimes be gritty and dark yet revealing the beauty in all of us, Hopkins takes us on that journey, a journey where the reader will keep returning.’
Praise for The Last Time We Saw Strangers
Matt Duggan, Poet
“I would highly recommend you pick a copy up as I guarantee you will not be disappointed .”
Nicholas Trandahl, Poet
“With The Last Time We Saw Strangers, poet Christopher Hopkins has crafted a chapbook of great, sweeping imagery that blends with lyricism and poignancy. Each and every poem expresses definite thoughtfulness and sensitivity to the world around us and the flashes of the inner storm we carry within us.
This poetry is cerebral and accurate, lines comprised of words that you, as a reader, know were carefully placed.
Hopkins is a master craftsman of the written word”.
Dom Conlon, Poet,
“Christopher Hopkins writes as though he’s walking upon the surface of a soap bubble. Strangers is a book of reflection and myriad colour in which poetry observes all with a delicate touch. It’s at once beautiful, personal and aching”.
Shirley Bell, Editor The Blue Nib Literary Magazine
“He is a sensitive poet with a real talent for lyrical yet powerful descriptions. This is a strong coherent collection.”
.Josh Dale, poet & editor-in-chief of Thirty West Publishing House
“The Last Time We Saw Strangers by Christopher Hopkins appeals to the mind like opening the window on a spring afternoon. Confident in his poetic voice, Hopkins takes his time explicating every minute detail with the utmost clarity, as if he was traveling with Walt Whitman. “
Isabelle Kenyon, poet & editor of ‘Please Hear What I’m Not Saying’ MIND Anthology
‘This is a collection which will make you reflect on the world around you, and that is a powerful ability which cannot be underestimated.’