The blank page charmed James Broughton. He loved to see what words looked like as he wrote them, their delicious shapes filling the page, sounds echoing in word song. He wrote in journals daily – and also wrote on many small slips of paper. He wrote caring cards to friends constantly. In a lifetime that spanned 86 years, James wore many hats, but “poet” was the one he was always comfortable in.

He wrote and rewrote. Always improving and following his motto: Simplify, Clarify, Vivify. He produced 23 eminently readable books of poetry and prose – each unique. His poetry ranges from the silly and whimsical to the philosophical and profound. Throw in erotic, and spiritual and you’ve begun to cover the wide range of Broughton’s work.

A full list of James Broughton's books