Adrian Manning - Pushcart Prize nominated small press poet and editor of Concrete Meat Press
Words of praise for Adrian Manning
Manning is a gutsy poet who isn’t scared of vulnerability. He harnesses his fears, as the tough guy, and uses them to confront life’s ever-present threat of death. There is pain in this poetry. It is an old-fashioned pain, an inner anguish so severe, it is realised in the physical.
Matthew J Hall - Screaming With Brevity
A.D. Winans writes of Adrian Manning "...Manning is a poet from the United Kingdom with a strong feel for the language of life, and a street savvy that belies his years." Winans knows of what he speaks. It now seems there is a novice Winans right across the pond.
Doug Holder - Ibettson Update
I accepted a handful of Adrian Manning's poems simply because they were so good, It's no small praise to say these pages are like a few feathers from the tail of a Black Sparrow.
K M Dersley - Ragged Edge
Manning is a UK poet of some worth. We need people like Manning.
Trevor Reeves - Southern Ocean Review
Adrian Manning is on my list of poets I always enjoy reading for being straightforward and visually appealing in his imagery.
Manning takes ordinary quiet moments of daily life & often turns them into something quite extraordinary.
John Berbrick - Barbaric Yawl