Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Fiction & Poetry, Poetry
Paperback Published on: 26/04/2007
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Synopsis

Michael Rosen's Selected Poems is a wonderfully moving sequence of prose poems extracted from his acclaimed autobiographical triptych, Carrying the Elephant, This is Not My Nose and In the Colonie. In a series of artful, deceptively simple poems, Rosen covers a vast terrain, collating vivid and fragmentary memories from his left-wing Jewish upbringing, his teenage holiday at a socialist summer camp in France, his London childhood and the death of his eighteen-year-old son from meningitis. He takes in, along the way, marriage, divorce, births and the undiagnosed illness (an underactive thyroid) from which Rosen suffered for ten years.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141024554
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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