A local poet is celebrating his 30th anniversary by releasing two new poetry books to build on his collection.
Scott Hastie, who lives in Kings Langley, has decided to release Timeless and its companion book Splinters after the successful release of Pranic Poetry over lockdown.
Scott said that he thinks Pranic Poetry took off over lockdown because people had more time to read and reflect.
He said: “A lot of people gave had a lot more time to sit and home and maybe to read and reflect on their lives.
“It gave everyone a big wake up call.”
After this success, Scott decided to bring forward the release of his two future poetry publications from 2021.
He said: “Timeless is a selection of my best poetry from 1990 to 2020 and Splinters is a book of my best quotes.
“The beauty of a quotation book is it is a way of getting people who don’t really read poetry to read one thought, which would only take a minute.
“It will help open up poetry to a broader audience which is what I have always tried to do anyway.”
Scott added that he found his love for poetry whilst on a trip to Florence, Italy, whilst watching a woman leave a single rose at the tomb of Raphael the painter.
He said: “You can live your life and leave behind something that still touches people many years later.
“It was not about being famous. I just wanted to write beautiful things that would offer people some comfort and hope.”
Both of the books will be released on October 13 and are available to buy at scotthastie.com/ or via Amazon.