Poetry & future plans

Now published

Fault Lines

Collected short poems, 1962-2019

David Heidenstam

Poems that veer wildly between flippant humour, violent emotion, human sexual love, personal/social dissonance, and political pessimism...


“The sharpness and the wit apparent in these poems is a rare thing these days. The poems’ individual brevity and the speed with which they seem to leap off the page are quite something.
...eccentric? But that’s just what we need.”
Peter Finch - poet, critic, and psychogeographer


**Now accepted for the shelves of the National Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, London. Their Acquisition Panel has to consider 200 to 300 submissions a month - so there’s a fair amount of filtering...**


Available as a paperback on Amazon print-on-demand

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Arriving October 2023


A chapbook of new poems

David Heidenstam

To be available as a paperback on Amazon print-on-demand.

Arriving soon

The Prison

Collected poems of

Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter worked as an actor in the 1950s and '60s - at the height of his career sharing a stage with Olivier.

Subsequently he worked as a script-reader for Associated Television, and then as a security guard.

In the early 1970s, David Heidenstam put together a volume of Robert's poems, under the title The Prison. But, like all Robert's poetry, it has remained unpublished until now.

Robert Hunter died in the 1980s, but we are delighted to be able at last to publish this collection in his memory.

It includes a Foreword by David Heidenstam, of his memories of Robert, of Robert’s anecdotes from the world of theatre, and of the very different security-guard world in which they met.

In the pipeline.

by David Heidenstam:

- Footloose A strange mix of memories and other material

- Gentle evasions A long poem for performance

- The long dance A retrospective collection of humour, stories, verses, fragments, and reflections

Meanwhile some of the writing for Footloose can be seen here:

You can also read David Heidenstam’s bio at his Amazon author page here

and there's a Q&A session with him about Tales for my Dog and the writing life here

David Heidenstam
David Heidenstam near Hoi An in Vietnam

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