This book is about people today Focussing on the poet’s surprising and life-changing encounters in the North-West, Yorkshire and Bangladesh, this collection is a careful listening and a gentle plea for a more shared humanity. Adam Strickson writes about Kurdish refugees, Pakistani women, Van Gogh, Sidney Bechet and the inventor of hydraulics with equal love and attention. An Indian Rug Surprised By Snow is a serious, wise, funny and joyful book, a powerful poetic statement about how this writer has embraced the time and society he lives in.
‘To say that Adam Strickson’s work is provocative is to beggar understatement. What he proves is that you can perform a real social function without sacrificing the imagination and the art.’ – Playwright David Edgar
‘Emotive, articulate and amusing. Vastly entertaining.’ – The Stage
‘A potent blend of Indian and English influences. Unusual and captivating.’ – Manchester Evening News
Adam Strickson is a playwright, poet and occasional visual artist, who lives in a shambling Victorian house on a very steep hill in Wellhouse, near Huddersfield, with his wife Kim (who is a community artist and historian) and one daughter. His father is a classical musician and his grandfather was a sailor.