Soil Launch Invite

My debut poetry collection, Soil, is being launched on Wednesday. There will be ‘ahead of publication date’ copies for sale, a free bar (for a while) and readings from some wonderful guests as well as myself. For the Penned in the Margins page see


Wednesday 12th June

7.30 pm

Station House pub (next to Acton Central Station)

Join independent publisher Penned in the Margins for the launch of Soil, the debut collection of poems by Tim Cresswell.

“If this poetry was a geological formation, it would be layered and folded, with scientific knowledge and a quick linguistic wit, with echoes of folk song, unsentimental ecological awareness, word games and a sharp but not unkind eye on the everyday – all this, but metamorphic too, fused by human warmth into a memorable voice.”

Philip Gross, Winner of TS Eliot Prize 2009

“Tim Cresswell’s poems unsettle. They cause us to relocate ourselves poem by poem as we encounter contemporary landscapes, airports, city streets, domestic interiors, layered in Cresswell’s unique geological, poetic timeframe, and all made strange and testing by his brilliant and spare language. The central, major title sequence ‘Soil’ works through rhythms of space and light which stretch time so that the experience of reading these poems is utterly transforming. A distinctive, important new voice is announced in this debut collection.”

Jo Shapcott, Winner of Costa Prize 2010