Thirty is a darkly humorous, poetic take on ageing - set in the fleeting throes of middle youth.
Thirty delivers optimism, realism, idealism and pessimism in equal measure. It's good both for a light-hearted laugh and for some more serious contemplation. In essence, it follows the ups and downs of daily life and our passage through its trials, tribulations and joys.
The poems in this collection will ring true for anyone finding themselves growing older, fatter and grumpier, longing for a time that wasn't so fleeting, yet ultimately happy to be blessed with the perspective that age and experience brings.
The book follows on from Millennial: a decade of dreams, nightmares, and perspective, in four parts: Thirty, Longing, Grumpy and Everything's Fine.