A Working Day by John Chambers
A Working Day is a sonnet sequence focusing on a day in the life of a fictional primary school principal.
It takes place on the morning the school is notified of an upcoming Whole School Inspection but includes the many lighter moments of school life as well.
These vivid verses are the loving legacy of poet in love with teaching and a teacher in love with poetry – the kind of verses that prompt you to accost people to read one of them aloud in the absolute confidence they will ask for more.
– Eoghan Harris