Friday, 18 January 2019

Launching Making Waves

V. Press is  very very delighted to launch Making Waves Albert Einstein: Science & Life, a pamphlet of poems by Martin Zarrop.

“Don't be put off by the Physics! This poetic study of Einstein's life and work is deeply informed but also witty, varied and often moving. ‘Don't feel sorry for me. / There must be certainty in the world’ Einstein says here, but as he faces the travails of certainty Martin Zarrop ensures that we do.” Jeffrey Wainwright

“Martin Zarrop's latest pamphlet Making Waves takes a look at the life and times of Albert Einstein and the lives of those he has influenced and touches. The poems here skilfully encapsulate different aspects of Einstein's life, from his work and theories and their aftermath to touching poems about his private life, the woman he married and the child he lost. The writing finds Zarrop on top form, witty and wry, and with a keen eye for details, able to paint an overall picture while still having time to see ‘somewhere between here / and the nearest star: / a single hair - / now found’. Enjoy this wonderful collection of poems.” David Tait 

Making Waves Albert Einstein: Science & Life portrays the life and times of a genius with poems that are very passionate and very human.

A sample poem from the pamphlet can be found below.

36 pages
ISBN: 978-1-9998444-9-3
RRP £6.50

BUY Making Waves Albert Einstein: Science & Life now using the paypal link below.

Making Waves (including P&P)


Albert Einstein 1879–1955

When I looked in the mirror, I saw him,
that warm smile below a halo of hair,
the intensity in his brown eyes.
It’s you, I said
but he shook his head with a No,
not me, I’d rather be YOU,
in that strong German accent
I remember from old newsreels.

After that, I became well-known
as an after-dinner speaker
on relativity and gravitation,
reality and the quantum,
philosophy and politics
and how to act disgracefully
with any number of women
who hero-worshipped me.

So much affection, so little time
to decipher the thoughts of God.
In the end they checked my birth certificate,
charged me with Impersonating A Physicist.
The scientists of the world were appalled;
they always claimed I was a mathematician
or, even worse, a kind of philosopher.


Friday, 18 January 2019 with Manchester Poets at Chorlton Library,  M21 9PN. The evening starts at 7.45pm (doors open at 7.30pm), with Martin Zarrop reading from Making Waves at 9pm for 30 mins after an open mic session.

Saturday, 2 February 2019 at Chapter One indie bookshop/cafe, 19 Lever St, Manchester (near the Northern Quarter, 10 mins walk from Piccadilly Station) at 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm). With Seren poets Ken Evans, Emma Simon, Peter Viggers & Maryam Hesavi.

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