Third book for town poet

Steve Pape launching his new poetry book at Ilson Ink, Ilkeston.
Steve Pape launching his new poetry book at Ilson Ink, Ilkeston.

AN ILKESTON poet has released his third poetry book this week.

Steven Pape, 37, has written his latest collection of poetry, Observations With Half Closed Eyes, and it is now on sale at shops in the town.

He said: “The book is structured around society today and features poems on issues like war, unemployment, the Government and the concept of being a poet in these times.

“Observations is different in structure to my previous books and more in line with the everyday issues faced in England today.”

The book is available to buy from Ilson Ink. The owner of the Bath Street tattoo parlour, Tim Bennett, designed the cover of Steve’s book.

Observations With Half Closed Eyes will be on sale in Ilkeston Library next month and can also be purchased online. Visit www.stevepape.moonfruit.com.