Sudden Proclamations

Sudden Proclamations, by Jerry Newman

Sudden Proclamations

by Jerry Newman


  • Autumn 1992
  • ISBN 978-0-921870-15-9 (0-921870-15-9)
  • 5-1/2″ x 9″ Trade Paperback, 58 pages
  • Poetry

As a novelist, Jerry Newman has long enjoyed a distinguished reputation for his wide-ranging characterizations of individuals caught in social and political webs. Now in Sudden Proclamations, his first collection of poetry, Newman situates the reader within the shadowy, mind-lit inner world. Daring to show that human savagery knows no bottom line, Newman also affirms that love permits no upper limit. These poems depict the heart as it calls out to its children, its lovers, itself.

“Newman has a rather unusual ability of tangling with the establishment without bitterness or even a sign of pique”
— Charles Lazarus, The Montreal Star

“Newman writes with devotion on the theme of orthodoxy and rebellion and the artist’s eternal dilemma.”
— Norman Shrapnel, The Guardian

“subtlety and moral weight”
— Anthony Thwaite, The Observer