Days begin ... was edited by Peter Kennedy of Poetry Wivenhoe, who masterminded the celebrations. The book is set to raise funds for the new Colchester Cancer Centre, which will provide much needed (post-treatment) resources for those who have received cancer care.
The publication has already been funded so all profits from the sale of this book will go to the cause. Copies can be purchased from Wivenhoe Books.
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has described the enterprise as “a wonderful project with some stunning poems by some of our brightest talents.” The title is taken from Penelope Shuttle's poem. Other contributors include Rebecca Goss, Martin Malone, Kim Moore and Kit Wright.