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A poetic tribute to Wagner - on sale in Bayreuth
John Davidson has recently published a book of 57 poems in an illustrated collection entitled Visions of Valhalla: A poetic tribute to Richard Wagner.

"Richard Wagner referred to himself repeatedly as a poet rather than as a composer and would surely have been delighted to find himself the subject of a volume of poetry.  John Davidson's poems evince a deep love and knowledge of Wagner and his works: avoiding both hagiography and sentimentality, he makes the reader think about the subject in new ways - the mark of a true poet.  This volume will doubtless appeal to committeed Wagnerians but deserves to find an audience beyond them too."   Barry Millington

The book is available from Steele Roberts Publishers, New Zealand at the price of NZ$25.  Contact info@steeleroberts.co.nz for further information.

Professor Davidson will be at the Bayreuth Festival between 17 and 25 August 2016, staying at the Bayerische Hof, just beside the station.  He will have some copies of the book for sale at €15 and anyone attending the Festival in this period is welcome to contact him there.