Bill Foster who has published his first book
AN Englishman who made Lisburn his home 25
years ago has published his first book of poems.
Industrial Scientist Bill Foster who still
feels he is a' blow in' after living in the area for a quarter
of a century has tapped into a variety of subjects to produce
the anthology 'Enjoy'.
These include natural phenomena and the
efforts of man to harness them as well as the quirky ways of
people and society.
Bill describes his verse as 'strong in
rhythm, rhyme and humour' and 'sometimes local'.
He has dedicated the book 'with grateful
thanks' to his wife Joyce and also the many others who helped
him 'get the show on the road'.
His first poem 'Frothy Man' about what he
refers to as the 'guzzle puzzle' of Guinness was written in 1994
and Bill returned to this topic five years later when he
composed 'My Goodness! My Guinness!
However, as he explained these two works are
just the tip of his poetic iceberg.
"Over the past 12 years I have written on
average about one poem per month," he said.
"In total I have composed about 300 poems
since I began in the mid 1990's."
Bill and Joyce established the firm 'Litraryfare
Publishing' at their Carnreagh Road home as a means of
publishing Bill's work.
Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of 'Enjoy'
which costs �5.00 should contact them on 92682652.
Bill and Joyce first came to Northern Ireland
in the early 1980's when he took a position at Lambeg Industrial
They went on to form their own company
Fostech' and Bill is well known in the city as a member of the
Lisburn Lions Club.
Fostech continues in business but Bill also
makes time to enjoy the pastimes he enjoys.
Apart from writing poems these include horseriding, gardening