Preston-based poet’s new collection examines potential third world war

Posted on - 8th February, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, People, Preston News
Terry Quinn
Terry Quinn’s new collection is titled Notes on the Cause of the Third World War by JC Dunne

A new collection of poems examining the effects and aftermath of a third world war has been released by Preston-based poet Terry Quinn.


‘Notes on the Cause of the Third World War by JC Dunne’ reflects on the work of a fictitious historian who realises he’s unable to use traditional academic disciplines to explain what has led to the world breaking down.

The collection, a blend of Quinn’s research and imagination, is described as ‘a compelling read that is both prescient and disturbingly plausible’.

Speaking about his latest collection of poetry, Quinn said: “I wanted to write a sequence of poems that drew together the concerns I feel about our world now.

“I felt this could be best achieved though the voice of a single character who could blend today’s facts and tomorrow’s fictions with objective authority but touches of his own humanity.”

A retired NHS Medical Engineer, Quinn’s poems have been published widely in UK magazines and anthologies, broadcast and even displayed on a Guernsey bus. He is actively involved with Preston Poets and Damson Poets.

Poetry has increased in popularity throughout the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, as a means of release and reflection.

Read more: Gritty memories of growing up in Preston penned by local poet

Notes on the Cause of the Third World War by JC Dunne is a 34-page pamphlet of poetry, available in paperback at a retail price of £6. It can be purchased online from Indigo Dreams Publishing or from major stockists including Waterstones.

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