Praise and Poems
A talent to be reckoned with….
Jope is one of the more intriguing innovative poets now writing in the UK – his work is at times satisfyingly strange, exotic and linguistically rich.
Todd Swift, Eyewear
Starting from facing the nightmarish but all too real world of social and economic disintegration, Norman Jope moves through a personal questioning, reordering, seeking, imagining, to a point where individual and world reach towards integration and healing within a spiritual dimension, a dimension of love.
Jeremy Hilton, Tears in the Fence
He provides both intellectual depth and emotional involvement for the reader who is prepared to put in a bit of an effort… Norman Jope is a sophisticated writer who never allows his education to get in the way of his wonderment and sense of questing.
Steve Spence, Terrible Work