\ Mercury House — Runaway Angels

Runaway Angels

Philip Daughtry

$15, 82 pages
ISBN 978-1-56279-139-1

A vivid autobiography, in verse, tracing Philip Daughtry's journey from a Northumbrian coal mining village to a Cree reserve in the Canadian North Woods as a child and young man, onward to Greenwich Village in the late '50s. Heading west, Daughtry worked cattle ranches before hitching to San Francisco where he became active in the North Beach poetry scene.

“...a collection of poems honed by a lifetime as a poet.”
—Topanga New Times

Born in Derwentwater, England, in 1942, Philip James Daughtry is widely anthologized, and his publications include The Stray Moon, Kid Nigredo, Magic Harness, Celtic Blood, The Centaur's Son, and Night Ride with Dahlia and Runaway Angels. He lives in Topanga, California, with his wife, artist Rita George.






Cover image: photograph of original newsprint,
with caption "An Angel in Zurich."
photographer unknown