by Dobbs, Patrick | Poetry
Published September 2020 by Cowry Publishing
Paperback | 96 pages
Patrick Dobbs, sheep farmer, has been writing poems on and off all his life. Nearly 60 years ago he bought a small mountain farm in the Brecon Beacons and has survived there more or less happily ever since.
‘Though these tales may be told from a mountain farm in Wales, they are tales of a world geography of adventure and a tribute to 80 years of farming. Tales from a Mountain Farm is a recognition of the poet’s place in a history of social change from the ancient to the future. Dobbs is a master story teller…’ Dominic Williams
‘Patrick Dobbs is one of a rare breed; a farmer-poet who, like Wendell Berry and the late Dic Jones, writes with the authority of someone who has spent a lifetime working the land. This is a unique collection…a compelling account of farming in the Brecon Beacons, and customs which are rapidly disappearing.’ Kathy Miles
‘Dobb’s poetry will appeal to anyone who cares for the legacy of Romantic poetry, delights in the rich lexicon of rural life, and appreciates the importance of conserving deep knowledge of specific environments and ecologies.’ Helen May Williams