Maurice has been speaking at literary festivals and poetry gatherings in Ireland and England for many years. He is well known in the software industry and speaks regularly at business conferences and as an after-dinner speaker. The huge appeal of David Taylor's book The Naked Leader, in which the poem Pedro first appeared, has opened up a new and fresh audience for Maurice's poetry. Indeed, the publication of this book has been in response to requests for his work from readers around the world. This collection of poetry has something for the lover in all of us. It comprises some poems from earlier works that are now out of print. There are poems in this collection which are regularly requested, and there is also a great deal of new and exciting work.