Friday 1 March 2013

Newspaper Taxis: Poetry After the Beatles (Seren, 2013)

Here's Seren Books' second anthology of poetry focused on a musician or band (the first one was The Captain's Tower: Seventy Poets Celebrate Bob Dylan at Seventy). Edited by Phil Bowen, Damian Furniss and David Woolley, the anthology includes poems by Peter Carpenter, Tim Dooley, Jane Draycott, Frank Dullaghan, Elaine Feinstein, Kenny Knight, Rupert Loydell, Kim Moore, Peter Robinson, Amy Wack, Nerys Williams and Tamar Yoseloff, not to forget the omnipresent Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy. I'm pleased to be in there, too, with a short prose poem musing on the strangeness of a girl in the middle of the Illinois prairie singing "Penny Lane" with all her lung power. Go figure.

You can buy a copy directly from the publisher at 20% off, for £7.99. All royalties go to the Claire House hospice charity in Liverpool.

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