Nick is a poet and occasional prose writer who has been a member of Bridgnorth Writers for over twenty years.
His work has been widely published in magazines and anthologies and he often performs it at regional live literature events and festivals.
He finds his inspiration in many different places, but has been particularly interested in the culture and rituals of work, visual media, rural and urban environments, and personal landscapes of disconnection.
Nick's books are published by Offa’s Press.
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'Nick Pearson is at his best when he catches moments, causes and effects, meditations, off their guard. In a number of pieces he explores these richly, balancing detachment and compassion in a way which, sadly, eludes so many poets.'
Michael W. Thomas, reviewing Nick’s book Made in Captivity in Under the Radar #10, Autumn 2012
Nick's latest book – launched in September 2020 – is Barista, and is available now from Offa's Press.
We've heard Nick read extracts from Barista in recent meetings, and it's highly recommended.
HERON BY THE ENGLISH BRIDGE,
It is unclear why this bird
sometimes stands perfectly still
with its wings outstretched,
but this late January afternoon,
iron insignia against coming dusk,
Reichsadler defying the swell,
it is to face down our stares,
to say come and have a go
if you think you’re hard enough.
From The Cannon’s Mouth, March, 2020