Just as there are ninety-two days in the Southern Hemispheric autumn, so too are there ninety-two portraits in Leaf by Leaf.
Following on from his last collection, Short Eternities, this suite of poetry from James Martin is a kaleidoscopic offering of personalities and characters embracing the poet's whole life. Family and friends, many lost in time. Loves regretted, requited and otherwise. All with an emphasis on compassion and empathy, rather than scorn or derision.
Men and women, boys and girls, toms and she-cats — this is Martin's emotional manifesto, a statement of equality and compassion. In a world of cynicism, Leaf by Leaf is a celebration of empathy.