dove tales


a kind of stupidity

Image courtesy of Angela Catlin

Cover design by Mark Mechan

A Kind of Stupidity, published by Vagabond Voices, is an anthology of poetry and prose on the subject of war. It features members of Dove Tales, but also many writers who have shared their work simply because they care about the same issues that we do.


Some of the poems and stories are brand new, some are already loved.


Our writers include - in no particular order - Robin Lloyd-Jones, AC Clarke, Allan Cameron, Ellen McAteer, Ray Evans, Kathryn Metcalfe, Liz Niven, Chrys Salt, Finola Scott, Peter Kelly... need I go on? It's a tremendous collection of work and we're really proud of it.

The book, as you'll see from the cover above, is beautiful. It's also challenging, moving and exciting.

This is what the novelist James Robertson says about it:

We think we are powerless in the face of war, violence and destruction, but we are not. If enough of us speak out for peace, justice and understanding, as the poems and stories in this anthology do, then we can change the world for the better

      James Robertson, 2018.


If you see him, tell him from me
We need a new kind of world

                Ashby McGowan

                  The Bad Guy