The People's Favourite Poems: Out and about with Kipling, Larkin and the rest (Hardback)
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The People's Favourite Poems: Out and about with Kipling, Larkin and the rest (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 04/10/2018
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A unique and beautifully illustrated anthology of the poems that matter most to people, from Kipling’s ‘If-’ to Hopkins’ ‘Pied Beauty’. 

When a mystery eye condition made looking at a screen impossible, author Gary Dexter had to rethink how to earn a living. His solution? Learn 100’s of famous poems then hit the streets, approaching passers-by and offering to recite their favourite for cash.

His new calling soon drags him far beyond his comfort zone. A woman orders him to ‘sway like a daffodil’ as he performs Wordsworth’s floral classic; a security guard marches him out of Primark while he defiantly intones Invictus ('I am the Captain of my Soul'); a drunk soldier mourning a fallen comrade requests Auden’s 'Funeral Blues' but turns nasty when the nervous performer fluffs a line.

In a series of remarkable, eye-opening encounters, Dexter finds out which poems people really love, and why. The result is an authentic, funny and original twist on a familiar format and a unique poetry collection for our times.

Publisher: Old Street Publishing
ISBN: 9781910400616
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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“Interesting book”

I borrowed this book from the library and enjoyed it so much that I bought one as a present for a friend. It was interesting reading about peoples' reaction to someone offering to recite their favourite poem and... More

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