Listen Softly London is thrilled to announce that the first book to be published by the press will be Being With Me Will Help You Learn by Thomas McColl.
In Being With Me Will Help You Learn McColl uses poetry and short fiction to guide the reader through the murky streets of time and space to find what lives inside our being. McColl uses his experiences pounding the streets of today to show you what could be, if you choose to live in ignorance of the world around you, and where you can go if you sit up, listen, and take heed of those who have been there already.
About Thomas McColl
First published in the West Midlands Arts magazine, People to People, in 1988, Thomas McColl went on to have poems published in magazines such as Envoi, Rising, Fire, Iota, Purple Patch, the Rue Bella, Neon Highway, Equinox, the Coffee House, the Big Spoon, and Poetry Nottingham International. In 1995, he had a poem featured in poster form on London’s buses via Big Wide Words and in 2003 was included in the Hearing Eye anthology, In the Company of Poets.
More recently, Thomas has had his short stories published in magazines such as Geeked, the Alarmist, Belleville Park Pages, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Open Pen and Bare Fiction, while appearances in anthologies include Stories for Homes (in aid of the housing charity Shelter) and From the Slopes of Olympus to the Banks of the Lea, the first book by Smoke: A London Peculiar.
Thomas lives in London, works at the House of Commons, and regularly performs his writing around the UK.
If you’d like to request an electronic review copy of Being With Me Will Help You Learn, please drop us a line.
You can pre-order your copy of Being With Me Will Help You Learn in the Listen Softly London shop.