Darryl Ashton is Blackpool's stand-up comedy poet. His poems have won several major competitions and he is also a leading reader of poems at various poetry groups on the Fylde coast, Cleveleys and Lytham, all in the sunny and friendly county of Lancashire.
He does a lot of work for charity and once raised an incredible £50,000 for the Haiti earthquake disaster appeal just by reading his own poems. As a result Darryl was invited to Buckingham Palace and met the HM Queen, who congratulated him on his poetry and his fundraising efforts.
Darryl also won first prize in a worldwide Elvis Presley poetry competition organised by Graceland and was invited to Graceland, where he performed his prize-winning poem.
Darryl’s poetic talent is once again on proud display in this, his third book which contains more of his brilliant poems. Once you start reading, you’ll have difficulty putting it down! In this enjoyable collection he draws inspiration from the modern world and its joys and frustrations.
There are humorous poems on subjects as diverse as Christmas shopping, automatic telephone answering systems and football, along with more reflective poems in which Darryl considers serious issues such as old age and loneliness plus some romantic verses extolling love and marriage for good measure.
There really is something for everyone!