Someone told me about this book, but generally I'm not too keen on poetry, so often it is too pretentious for its own good. In my view poetry should knock quietly at your door and ask to be admitted, not pretend it is so clever that the average person wouldn't understand.
Fear of Thunder by Andrew Forster contains around seventy- five poems, they all have one thing in common and that is their accessibility. You don't need a degree in English Literature to understand them - these poems speak from the heart to the heart without any sham cleverness intervening. That is not to say they are trite, they are anything but!
If I were to single one out and suggest you read it, try A friend in Hospital. It hits you with a jolt - you'll remember this poem far longer than anything you have ever watched on television. If like me you are not all that keen on poetry, try reading Andrew Forster's work, he might just change your mind.
At £7.50 it works out at around ten pence a poem - a bargain indeed. Thoroughly recommended.