Author signs copies at book launch at Arts@theCrypt

Seaford poet Peter Martin was at Arts@theCrypt on Saturday for the launch of his third book.

The author signed copies of ‘Kindred Spaces - poetry of the Sussex Downs and Coast’ and during the session there was also the chance for visitors to enjoy a poetry reading.

Brightly coloured illustrations by local artist Sarah Gregson were also on display at the event. A painting by her features on the cover of the book. Inspired by the landscape of one of the most revered and emblematic areas of the South Downs National Park, Mr Martin’s book contains 50 new poems and is illustrated by eight paintings. The publication took him three years to write.

He said, “I hope the poems demonstrate that given time and attention, places we visit or pass through, can change into spaces we engage with and feel an affinity for out ‘Kindred Spaces’.”