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The Psychy Poet releases his second collection of poems on modern life
Laurie published his first volume, Poetic Views of Life, in April and was a tremendous success, appealing to the ordinary man in the street - or rather pub as that is where Laurie is wont to declaim his verse. People who have never liked poetry are moved by his words, as they strike deep emotions in the minds of everyday people.
After reading the first collection, Shona Hughes (Communications Manager) had this to say:"Easy reading that doesn't beat about the bush!". Anne Sewell (Teacher) says: "Fantastic poetry written from the heart" while Carol Aburn (Disability Advisor) commented: "Real insight into life"
The book is divided into four sections, Romance, Humour, Reflection and Tragedy. It is available for £4.99 as a paperback or £2.56 as a Kindle.
Laurie qualified as a psychiatric nurse and embarked on an expansive career that finally led to him specialising in psychiatric assessments in the prison system. This experience enabled him to see emotions bared raw in many situations, giving him a unique view of life which is reflected in his sobriquet of The Pyschy Poet, after he changed slightly what the inmates called him.
An active member of the Napoleonic Society (1815), Laurie feels very close to our Armed Forces and donates a proportion of the sales of his book to the charity Help For Heroes. He lives in Eastbourne and France.