Boy Man World

by Martin Challis

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 18/06/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781452528502

About the Book

“Upon hearing Martin Challis’s poetry for the first time I started singing. His words are beautiful – they evoke wonderful imagery in my head and inspire me to write melodies - a true gift! His words were the inspiration for my first album with my trio elixir and are still some of my very favourite words to sing.”

Katie Noonan – Singer Songwriter

The poet Denise Levertov once said: ‘Insofar as poetry has a social function, it is to awaken sleepers by other means than shock.” For me, reading Martin’s poems wakes me up, again and again, to the gifts of humility, wonder and paying attention.

Shane Rowlands – Poet & Artist

I wonder if the name Martin from the name Mars could not be much further off ? Oh But Yes! For he is a ‘Warrior of the Heart’! In our world of striving for achievement, for excelling, for doing, for measuring ourselves against this expression of our Yang... Where is the still simple place of knowing of being rather than doing? Through his poems the edges, the far shore, the liminal ‘perhaps it will not be so much further off ’.

Jeff Renn - Performer & Director

About the Author

Martin lives in Northern NSW with his wife Jan. They have six wonderful flourishing adult children between them. He is a poet, an actor, a teacher, a facilitator and personal and executive coach. Martin has a deep love of the natural world and a life long passion for learning.