Cover painting by Brian Aldiss
Cover design by Gainford Design Associates
Although better known for his achievements in science fiction, Brian Aldiss’s poetry has been an integral part of his creative activity throughout his writing life and many of his poems have appeared in magazines and collections. Mortal Morning brings together a selection of his best and most representative poems, including those with a science fiction or metaphysical slant, deeply personal poems about family and loss, and poems of everyday life. A sequence of poems about artists and their work includes reflections on Gauguin’s Tahiti paintings, Kandinsky and Francis Bacon.
As a poet, Aldiss is versatile and frequently surprising, creating work that ranges from intimate and introspective to humorous, bold and surreal, and Mortal Morning will appeal to his many loyal readers and those who are yet to encounter his unique work.