Phil Ward Biography

There aren’t many poets that would write a whole book on humorous poetry. The Bright Side of the Coin, ISBN 978-0-9575136-0-0. You’re reading about a light hearted author who likes to see the funny side of life. In book shops the shelves are full to bursting with serious poetry and although that sort of poetry has its place the funny stuff seems to have taken a back seat. I found that it is the funny poetry that got me interested in the deeper verse.

So, read it, give it a try. You won’t like everything you read but I’m willing to bet that some of them will make you laugh. If the poems won’t make you smile maybe the illustrations will.

Please don’t read my poetry if you’re returning from a funeral or if you have a headache. These are not the times to try and laugh. Give it a few minutes.