I am pleased to announce that my first poetry collection is now out.

Available on Amazon in paperback or as Kindle.

new cover for book

Blurb.

This is Shirley Anne Cook’s first collection of poems.
They are inspired by a variety of themes, ranging from childhood memories to reflections on the complexity of life.
Most of the poems in this collection have won or been placed in established competitions.

‘Turning the Map Over’ is a stunning first collection. The maps of the title are routes through places, cultures, times past and relationships. They are explored with candour and vision, through varied, finely crafted poems which are enhanced by fresh insights and vivid imagery. Evocative and focused, this collection is as moving and inspiring as it is memorable.’
Alison Chisholm, Poet and Tutor.

‘An outstanding debut from a frequent prizewinner on the poetry scene. This first collection will rattle your bookshelf with a language that dances and sings. ‘Turning the Map Over’ takes you to places you have never been before. Enjoy!’

Pauline Suett Barbieri, Waterloo Press, Hove.

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