Ten Poems About Childhood

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‘Instead of a Card’ poetry pamphlets by Candlestick Press make perfect presents – unusual, beautiful, worthwhile and definitely not for throwing away.They come with an envelope and bookmark left blank for your message.This beautiful mini-anthology ventures off the beaten track with poems that will be new to many readers. From a group of children who: “…thought words travelled the wires In the shiny pouches of raindrops,” from ‘The Railway Children’ by Seamus Heaney to a baby entranced by mirrors and glass, we see the world in language that sparkles with newness.

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‘Instead of a Card’ poetry pamphlets by Candlestick Press make perfect presents – unusual, beautiful, worthwhile and definitely not for throwing away.

They come with an envelope and bookmark left blank for your message.

Ten Poems about Childhood was selected and introduced by Mimi Khalvati and published by Candlestick Press.

Childhood must be one of poetry’s very favourite subjects. Countless poems try to capture the light and shade of being very young – moments that lodge vividly in our adult memories. This beautiful mini-anthology ventures off the beaten track with poems that will be new to many readers. From a group of children who: “…thought words travelled the wires In the shiny pouches of raindrops,” from ‘The Railway Children’ by Seamus Heaney to a baby entranced by mirrors and glass, we see the world in language that sparkles with newness. Mimi Khalvati’s selection reflects her fascination with how we learn to talk and read, and there are poems about a first encounter with books and about children from different cultures playing ball and swapping words in a village square.

Includes poems by Kayo Chingonyi, Jane Duran, Louise Glück, Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Jennings, Mimi Khalvati, Hannah Lowe, James Merrill, Tracy K Smith and James Womack.

ISBN: 9781907598746, 20 pages, Dimensions: 163 x 14 x 228 mm, Paperback

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‘Instead of a Card’ poetry pamphlets by Candlestick Press make perfect presents – unusual, beautiful, worthwhile and definitely not for throwing away.

They come with an envelope and bookmark left blank for your message.

Ten Poems about Childhood was selected and introduced by Mimi Khalvati and published by Candlestick Press.

Childhood must be one of poetry’s very favourite subjects. Countless poems try to capture the light and shade of being very young – moments that lodge vividly in our adult memories. This beautiful mini-anthology ventures off the beaten track with poems that will be new to many readers. From a group of children who: “…thought words travelled the wires In the shiny pouches of raindrops,” from ‘The Railway Children’ by Seamus Heaney to a baby entranced by mirrors and glass, we see the world in language that sparkles with newness. Mimi Khalvati’s selection reflects her fascination with how we learn to talk and read, and there are poems about a first encounter with books and about children from different cultures playing ball and swapping words in a village square.

Includes poems by Kayo Chingonyi, Jane Duran, Louise Glück, Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Jennings, Mimi Khalvati, Hannah Lowe, James Merrill, Tracy K Smith and James Womack.

ISBN: 9781907598746, 20 pages, Dimensions: 163 x 14 x 228 mm, Paperback