FINALIST: Best Poetry, Eyelands International Book Awards, Athens, 2019
FINALIST: Best Poetry Book, Miracle Makers Intl. Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, 2021
Window Spit is the new poetry collection by writer Alan David Pritchard, whose previous collection, Advancing Backwards, featured poems published in over 32 literary journals, magazines, websites and anthologies worldwide.
His new volume explores the poet as observer, who spits at the world through rhyme, making critical – and often very acerbic – comments about society, media, social media, politics, religion and modern affairs.
Using poetry to justify withdrawing away from people, he soon discovers no solace in verse, as it becomes increasingly difficult to define his role as a poet, to articulate his purpose in life, and to connect meaningfully with a world that he has spent so much time spitting at.
“Window Spit is my sort of poetry; direct, unflinching, in your face, but most of all, honest.”
– Charles Remington, Readers’ Favorite
“This book is striking in its honest observations and in its sophisticated simplicity. This is a book the reader will not forget, as the poetry is truly provocative and captivating!”
– Deborah Lloyd, Readers’ Favorite
“Window Spit is an invigorating collection covering a wide range of moods and themes that is at once challenging and rewarding.”
– Barbara Scott, Self-Publishing Review