A poet from the Moorlands is publishing a collection of his work, with 50 per cent of the proceeds going to a homelessness charity. Danny Callear’s self-published volume 'Rock & Roll Ruined My Life' features poetry he has written over the last decade. And the ‘punk poet’, who lives in Cheadle, says writing Rock and Roll Ruined My Life has allowed him to live again.
A poet from the Moorlands is publishing a collection of his work, with 50 per cent of the proceeds going to a homelessness charity.
Danny Callear’s self-published volume ‘Rock & Roll Ruined My Life’ features poetry he has written over the last decade.
And the ‘punk poet’, who lives in Cheadle, says writing Rock and Roll Ruined My Life has allowed him to live again.
Danny plans to publish 50 copies of the book, which features 300 poems of ‘anger and woe’ and will be available to buy in the run up to Christmas.
Danny said: “I am a visual walking eye-sore born and bred in Cheadle.
“A punk poet, I have always had a passion for writing and creating, but during some very chaotic and difficult years, I have found peace and comfort in using my experiences to create.
“In the utterly mad times we are living in, more and more people are turning to the arts as an escape route from the dull reality we wake up to seven days a week.
“I simply want to do my bit in providing some of that escapism.
“The book is a kaleidoscope view into my own darkest thoughts and experiences over the last ten years, and I have found it immeasurably therapeutic to channel this negativity into something I would describe as being strangely beautiful.
“You will laugh, you will cringe, you will disagree, you will relate, but most importantly, you will open your eyes to a frightening reality that lives in the mind of far more people than you would think.
“Rock & Roll ruined my life… but writing Rock & Roll Ruined My Life has allowed me to live again.”
The book will be available to buy at £10, with £5 from every copy sold being donated to homelessness charity SHELTER.
Danny added: “I encourage anyone reading this to support all local artists wherever they can, we are the last of a dying breed, and the world is losing its vibrancy without the loss of people who try to flood it with colour.
“In a world of insistent sadness, being happy is the most punk rock thing you can be – rebel, and smile.”
To find out more, or to order a copy of the book, contact Danny through social media. On Facebook search Danny Callear or look for @dannycallearpoetry on Instagram.
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