Robert Garnham will be launching his new collection Yay! on the date of release (21 May) and you are cordially invited to the digital launch with very special guests Melanie Branton, Samantha Boarer, Tim Vosper and Jamie Harry Scrutton.

You know how it is when the summer comes, and you have an album which you play over and over, which seems to sum up a very particular time and place? In which each song seems to sing of life and the very joy of living it? Yay! Is a collection of upbeat poems for uncertain times, poems of imagination and escape, whimsy and warmth, humanity and honesty. From a man trapped in a toilet in a motorbike museum with a cistern which refuses to flush, to a small town in West Virginia in which absolutely everything has a suddenly erotic undertone, via Scratch ‘n’ Sniff hieroglyphs and the world’s most mediocre circus, these poems are a veritable celebration of life from the Professor of Whimsy.