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March Montserrat & Hurricane Poems, a New Collection from Sir Howard Fergus

Brades, Montserrat – Sir Howard Fergus, Montserrat’s most experienced and accomplished author and writer, has released a new collection of poems. March Montserrat & Hurricane Poems. This book contains a collection of over one hundred fifty points that were written in a span of three months, which according to Nerissa Golden who had only a few days earlier launched her own new book, “takes us from the cold streets of England to warm and breezy nights in Montserrat.”

Fergus shared that over the past 18 months he’s been experiencing an unusual ability to write poems more fluidly and quickly. This he said, enabled him to capture moments of life on Montserrat as well as a short period of time he spent in England in 2017.

This new collection of poems sets us in the midst of hurricanes, volcanoes, election campaigns and royal romance, sports legends, cultural celebrations and community heroes. With his wit and words, the stately gentleman immortalises young innovators such as the 4th Dymension team in Virtual Montserrat.

He pays tribute to his wife Lady Eudora Fergus as well as his grandchildren. Dr. Fergus also manages to turn social media interactions into fodder for poems.

During the 2018 St Patrick’s Festival, he took the time to share his work at readings at the local library, the 1768 play by the Silk Cotton Theatre Company and at other community events, including the St. Patrick’s annual lecture, delivered by Claude Hogan who had commented earlier on the book.

In comments after the launch the author said: “Writing is my life to be honest. There are challenges in writing in making sure that the sentiments are clothed in the right kind of verse form and so on, but quite apart from that I take joy in writing. I would like them (aspirers) to realise that one can write on any subject.”

Some reviews on Sir Howard’s work: “His work is quite witty and if you notice it’s actually quite comedic if you’ve paid attention to how he’s managed to put our stories together in a really funny way, so I’m really happy for him,” said Nerissa who had assisted in staging the launch.

Hogan said: “I like the fact that he traverses all aspects of life in Montserrat and the Caribbean including concerning our response to volcano and hurricanes and of course March St. Patrick’s Day, was pretty much the one he started with. I mean Sir Howard is just voluminous in his output of poems.”

A visitor: “Well I’ve been a fan if that’s the right word of Dr. Fergus’ poetry for quite a while so to come and actually hear him reading material is a wonderful opportunity for me…”

Fergus announced discounted prices on several of his earlier productions.

March Montserrat & Hurricane Poems is available locally and on amazon.com

 

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Brades, Montserrat – Sir Howard Fergus, Montserrat’s most experienced and accomplished author and writer, has released a new collection of poems. March Montserrat & Hurricane Poems. This book contains a collection of over one hundred fifty points that were written in a span of three months, which according to Nerissa Golden who had only a few days earlier launched her own new book, “takes us from the cold streets of England to warm and breezy nights in Montserrat.”

Fergus shared that over the past 18 months he’s been experiencing an unusual ability to write poems more fluidly and quickly. This he said, enabled him to capture moments of life on Montserrat as well as a short period of time he spent in England in 2017.

This new collection of poems sets us in the midst of hurricanes, volcanoes, election campaigns and royal romance, sports legends, cultural celebrations and community heroes. With his wit and words, the stately gentleman immortalises young innovators such as the 4th Dymension team in Virtual Montserrat.

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He pays tribute to his wife Lady Eudora Fergus as well as his grandchildren. Dr. Fergus also manages to turn social media interactions into fodder for poems.

During the 2018 St Patrick’s Festival, he took the time to share his work at readings at the local library, the 1768 play by the Silk Cotton Theatre Company and at other community events, including the St. Patrick’s annual lecture, delivered by Claude Hogan who had commented earlier on the book.

In comments after the launch the author said: “Writing is my life to be honest. There are challenges in writing in making sure that the sentiments are clothed in the right kind of verse form and so on, but quite apart from that I take joy in writing. I would like them (aspirers) to realise that one can write on any subject.”

Some reviews on Sir Howard’s work: “His work is quite witty and if you notice it’s actually quite comedic if you’ve paid attention to how he’s managed to put our stories together in a really funny way, so I’m really happy for him,” said Nerissa who had assisted in staging the launch.

Hogan said: “I like the fact that he traverses all aspects of life in Montserrat and the Caribbean including concerning our response to volcano and hurricanes and of course March St. Patrick’s Day, was pretty much the one he started with. I mean Sir Howard is just voluminous in his output of poems.”

A visitor: “Well I’ve been a fan if that’s the right word of Dr. Fergus’ poetry for quite a while so to come and actually hear him reading material is a wonderful opportunity for me…”

Fergus announced discounted prices on several of his earlier productions.

March Montserrat & Hurricane Poems is available locally and on amazon.com