HAPPY LAUNCH DAY! – “Some Hope” – Valerie Bence – 12th of July 2021

A big congratulations to the wonderful Valerie Bence as we launch ‘Some Hope’ today – and let’s face it, we could all do with a wee bit right now.

This is a classy little collection from a lovely lady, you really will enjoy it.

“In this short collection I’ve tried to find hope in unexpected places, even where it’s not immediately apparent.

Ancient people braving the alps to find jade, my Mum’s recent failing health and death, a bird of prey searching for food and Rembrandt’s early portrait in his empty studio, summing up all his hope and artistic ambition on a small 9” x 12” wooden panel.

Hope is everywhere, even if it’s hard to cling onto right now.”

– Valerie Bence, 2021


About Valerie Bence

An ex-librarian and researcher, Valerie finished a doctorate in her mid-fifties. Wondering if she had an imagination, she moved from academic to creative writing, completing a Poetry MA at Manchester Met University’s Writing School in 2017. A year’s mentoring with an independent press followed. She works mainly with artworks but writes ekphrastic poems in its broadest sense, encompassing truth, memory, place and time.



Product details

  • Paperback : 18 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1-913499-47-1
  • Product dimensions : 14.81 x 0.43 x 0.5 cm
  • Official Release Date: 12th July  2021

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