Alan's poem The Fourth King can be found on the International Literary Quarterly Site.
'The fictional Placebo is a doctor-poet and his learning encompasses literature, history, philosophy, theology and science. Spinoza, Nietzsche, Milton and Darwin are among the cast of thinkers who feed his ruminations and, somehow, Alan Wall pulls it off with a remarkably light touch. The poems deal with complex truths and are also highly entertaining. In the opening poem, The Doctor, Placebo reflects that historical fact may once have represented ground for certainty, but a modern mind-set opens up everything to doubt.'A .pdf extract from Doctor Placebo is available on the Shearsman Books site.
A .pdf extract from Gilgamesh is available on the Shearsman Books site.
Alexander Pope at Twickenham is a collection of shorter pieces in which Alan Wall examines the perceptions of a number of old masters who have lived in and around London, including Pope, More, Johnson, Coleridge, Keats and Pound. The book also includes Lenses, which tells the story of the early astronomer Alexander Topcliffe and a cast of characters including the Greek satyr Marsyas.
A .pdf extract from Alexander Pope at Twickenham is available on the Shearsman Books site.
Read Alan's poem The Book of Jonah online at the excellent Bow-Wow Shop site.
Alan's poetry has appeared in Stand, PN Review, Agenda, The Spectator, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Outposts, Winnicott Studies, The Jewish Quarterly and Temporel.