Chas Stramash

Biography

Chas Stramash is a poet.

He has been a poet since 2000. Not because of it, merely a coincidence.

He started off writing poetry about lava lamps, cows, grass and such like. He now writes poems about places, people, events, observations, countries, politics, culture, coffee… in fact, anything is pretty much within scope these days.

His poems are influenced by John Cooper Clarke, Spike Milligan, Luke Wright, Salena Godden, Byron Vincent, and Rick Lupert.

Much of his poetry is observational, often humorous, and very often satirical. His work has occasionally been compared with Spike Milligan’s, but he would never entertain the notion himself.

He has written one book of poetry for kids, which he takes with him as he travels around the country and reads to the wee people of Scotland, giving out free bookmarks and stickers as he goes.

He has published two books of poetry for adults. He has yet to read these publicly but is aching to do so.

His books are published by Smashing Press, based in Leith.

Chas enjoys walking around Edinburgh, stopping for coffee, eating cheese late at night, drinking in Scotland, Spain and Greece, reading, rabbit taming, tropical fish keeping, good curry houses and music.

Chas Stramash is an accomplished fake faller.

Where to find Chas Stramash online


Where to buy in print


Books

Poolside Poetry 2
Price: $1.31 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A book of humorous, observational and satirical poetry written on location on the beautiful islands of Majorca, Spain and Rhodes, Greece. Poolside Poetry 2 is the second in a series of chapbooks written on the fascinating, disturbing, unbelievable and often scarily funny things that human beings get up to while on holiday.
Fringe Fantastic
Price: $1.31 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Fringe Fantastic is a collection of poetry and photography about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Humorous, satirical, and irreverent, this ebook of poetry was written on the ancient cobbled streets of Edinburgh during the month-long Festival celebrations. This book is for anyone who has ever wondered what the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is all about.
Living Leith
Price: $1.31 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
A collection of observational, satirical, and humorous poems about the people and the place that is Leith, Edinburgh in Scotland.
Poems From A Coffee Shop Window
Price: $1.31 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
A collection of poems inspired by coffee. Written in the poet's favourite coffee shop, this ebook contains a collection of observational and thoughtful poems on life inside, and from the window of, a coffee shop in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Poolside Poetry
Price: $1.31 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Poolside Poetry attempts to peel away the different layers of Cyprus's personality and bring it to life. It's a beautiful country with a lot going on, but above all else, the book describes the daily torment and struggle of what it is to be Scottish, pale, and living under a 100 degree sun. Poolside Poetry is the first in a series of 2 chapbooks.
Silly Poems for Wee People
Price: $1.31 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Poetry
Recently revised and updated, this edition of SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE from Chas Stramash is the most complete and entertaining kids read ever!

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