Songs to Drown a Million Souls/ Jim Ferguson
Biographical verses on African-American jazz greats with a short essay 'coming out of slavery.'
'A major player on the Glasgow poetry scene, Ferguson's voice is feirce, anarchic and witty. His poems - even the clever metapoetic experiments - always have heart and soul. This new collection is tender and poignant, blue notes of tragedy and despair never far from the surface. A poet with integrity, writing about our great musical heroes in a strikingly personal way.'