Under Cover of Day by Tim Lenton


Award-winning Norwich poet, Tim Lenton presents a new collection of his work, Under cover of day. Written between 2010 and 2020, Tim’s poems have been inspired by a wide variety of subjects, notably the Norfolk landscape, UK and overseas travel, Norwich Cathedral, The Rosary Cemetery, Norwich and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tim is a winner of the Fish International Poetry Prize and the Norwich Writers’ Circle Open Competition. His work has appeared in a number of anthologies and he has published several books, sometimes with photographs and sometimes in conjunction with Joy McCall, an internationally recognised tanka and ryuka poet. These books include

Mist and Fire, Jokerman House, 2003

Off the Map, Jokerman House, 2007

The Road Ends, Pictures and poetry from Iona, Cockleshell Press, 2014

Stillness Lies Deep, with Joy McCall, tanka poems and pictures from Norfolk, Mousehold Press, 2014

Waving from a Distance, Skylark Publishing, 2016

Norfolk Ways, with Joy McCall, tanka poetry and pictures, Mousehold Press, 2017

He has also edited books and written poetry on behalf of the Paston Heritage Society. Published by Cockleshell Press, these include Another Country(2011), Oxnead: A Paston Treasure (2013) and In the Footprints of the Pastons, which includes a guided walk round medieval Norwich (2017).

Tim is a former columnist on the Eastern Daily Press.