There has been anticipation for a new work from Dean Wilson since Sometimes I’m So Happy I’m Not Safe On The Streets was published in 2016 and thrust him in front of a bigger audience. The secret’s out now and Dean’s increasing number of fans want more.
WITH isn’t a follow-up to Sometimes…, because Dean would feel unfaithful bringing out another full collection just yet. It is instead a magazine of eleven poems inspired and written in Withernsea with stunning photographs by Graham Scott of Human Design. Created after Dean bumped into Graham and Shane Rhodes of Wrecking Ball Press a few months ago. Dean was raving about Withernsea and told them about the poems he’d written there and said he had a stapler and knew how to use it and was planning to self-publish a pamphlet. Graham and Shane had other ideas, and WITH was born.
And here it is. The beauty and mystery of Withernsea brought to you in a lucky bag with seven gifts, including a sixpence and a bingo card dobbed personally by Dean.