Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Bordeaux Bay by Guernsey-based artist Tony Taylor


I currently have three books in print: A Guernsey Double, Strange Journey and my latest collection, Stone Witness.

Stone Witness was released in May 2017 by Blue Ormer Publications and is available for sale at various retail outlets in Guernsey and online at  
or direct from me via this site, Price £6.99.

"Richard Fleming’s new collection is a tour de force, harvesting poems which include some of his strongest work to date. The best of Richard Fleming’s work is possessed by soul; that unmistakable sense that the poem you are reading is inhabited by something other than mere words."  Peter Kenny.

(For Peter Kenny's review in full click HERE.)

The Man Who Landed, and its companion piece, The Boy Who Fell Upwards, by UK-based writer, Peter Kenny, form the joint publication A Guernsey Double which serves as a two-for-one package of poems relating to the island.

This, my first published collection is available from a variety of sources, including, or via this site, price £5.00 plus UK postage.

"Not since the extraordinarily poetic Book of Ebenezer Le Page has a single volume made the soul of the island so unremittingly its focus. The results are powerfully moving: a work that deals with both losing a home and finding one. Two sides of the same coin. For Guernsey people, or visitors, this book is a rich addition to their experience of the island."   
Professor Edward Chaney, 
Faculty of Media, Arts and Society, Southampton Solent University.

                                                     Strange Journey is my second collection of verse and offers a diverse selection of poems written over the past twenty years and can be purchased direct from this site. Price is £5.00 plus UK postage.

One reviewer wrote: 
Strange Journey is the long-awaited full-length collection from Richard Fleming, following from The Man Who Landed in A Guernsey Double. Strange Journey sees the poet deftly collecting fragments of a life which began in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and saw him settle in Guernsey in the Channel Islands.  

Filled with emotional depth charges, Strange Journey weaves passages of piercing beauty with struggles with depression, the elation of love, and nostalgia for lost childhood and the figures who loomed large in it.

'I set off as a boy and ended up
some kind of prehistoric chap, 
who finds himself, bewildered, miles
from where he started out, astonished 
to have come this far
without a map.'

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