Early Reviews for SEX & LOVE & ROCK&ROLL
“‘Too much poetry speaks to too few people’, but Tony Walsh’s poetry speaks to the many. In SEX & LOVE & ROCK&ROLL, words leap off the page: urgent and immediate, like his poetry performances. They tell us how it feels when the needle goes in, / when the bass, when the bass, when the bass, when the bass...” Helen Mort, award-winning poet.
‘Tony turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. He effortlessly reveals the unseen, makes heroes of the has-been, helps find the lost and forgotten scraps of society and makes the world accessible to ‘you’ and to ‘me’ with his passionate and poignant Rock&Roll badland ballads.’ Dan Cockrill, poet and host of Bang Said The Gun, London.
‘Tony Walsh's free-wheeling poetic sensibility is grounded in the grit and glory of down-town jiggery and profound musicality. Here is a soul-scape panorama, horizon deep and breath-taking. Heart-warming and heart breaking, allowing you into the tender catacombs of a lived and loved life story. There is so much at work here. A big journey from a big man. Wonderful! A wizard of us. A red brick road you just gotta follow.’ Gerry Potter, poet and playwright.
'Tony’s rhyme and reasoning resonates with a bass from your heart strings. Northern souls - he knows us. The women in his poems have been sketched with empathy and celebration, their faltering described with emphatic passion, helplessness and love.' Cathy Crabb, award-winning playwright and performer.