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Emergency Kit Emergency Kit is an anthology with many differences It is, to begin with, a book which gives prominence to poems rather than to the poets who wrote them It is truly international, bringing together poems not just from these islands but from many parts of the English speaking world It is the first book to identify a strain in the poetry of the last half century which is characteristic of the strange times we live in an age when, as the editors note, scientific discovery itself has encouraged us to make free with the boundaries of realism It values imagination, surprise, vivid expression, the outlandish and the playful above ideology and sententiousness It is, in short, living proof that poetry in the English language continues to thrive and to matter [Reading] ➷ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen – Lavons.co.uk to begin with ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – Lavons.co.uk a book which gives prominence to poems rather than to the poets who wrote them It is truly international ❮Reading❯ ➷ Good People in an Evil Time Author Svetlana Broz – Lavons.co.uk bringing together poems not just from these islands but from many parts of the English speaking world It is the first book to identify a strain in the poetry of the last half century which is characteristic of the strange times we live in an age when [EPUB] ✰ On a Day Like This ✶ Peter Stamm – Lavons.co.uk as the editors note ➾ [Download] ➾ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ➳ – Lavons.co.uk scientific discovery itself has encouraged us to make free with the boundaries of realism It values imagination [PDF / Epub] ☉ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Lavons.co.uk surprise [BOOKS] ⚦ Secrecy By Rupert Thomson – Lavons.co.uk vivid expression ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ The Silence and the Roar ⚣ Author Nihad Sirees – Lavons.co.uk the outlandish and the playful above ideology and sententiousness It is ❮Read❯ ➮ Hard Country ➲ Author Robin Robilliard – Lavons.co.uk in short [Reading] ➾ The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera – Lavons.co.uk living proof that poetry in the English language continues to thrive and to matter



10 thoughts on “Emergency Kit

  1. says:

    Actually, strange poems for strange times Only a few are from known poets Many are from strangers Several, I like very much but for obvious reasons, the one by Hugo Williams, called When I Grow Up is at the top of my list It goes When I grow up I want to have a bad leg.I want to limp down the street I live inwithout knowing where I am I want the diseasewhere you put your hand on your hipand lean forward slightly, groaning to yourself.If a l


  2. says:

    Poems are such personal things and the early part of this collection resisted me greatly In fact, it wasn t until about half way through that it really hit its stride.Connected by an invisible thread of themes, so that each poem fits well with the next, although not necessarily in the same way as before, there is pleasure to be had in plotting the course I loved 51 of the poems and quite liked lotthe hit rate was about one in two, which is not


  3. says:

    I have been reading this collection of poems, along with the excellent Rattle Bag, for about the past two years dipping into it every few days before bed and reading one or two poems both collections being excellently suited for such a purpose I have thoroughly enjoyed both volumes and feel both are very well thought out and wide ranging collections Having tried reading single poet volumes I must say I far prefer the idea of an anthology, given tha


  4. says:

    Emergency Kit is good collection of poems The poets and poems featured are diverse Some great poets are included such as Seamus Heaney, Anne Sexton, Liz Lochhead one of my favourite poets , Robert Graves, Fleur Adcock and Elizabeth Bishop to name but a few There are some excellent poems in this collection and my personal favourites are Hamnavoe Market by George Mackay Brown, My Rival s House by Liz Lochhead, Mr and Mrs Scotland are Dead by Kathleen Jam


  5. says:

    I wasn t expecting cosiness from the introduction, it was clear they were looking for edgy However I was disappointed to find so few poems in this collection that resonated with me most of those that did were already known to me and surprised to find quite so many impenetrable I did enjoy and want to keep in my mind Rat, O Rat by Christopher Logue.


  6. says:

    What an inspired idea to put together an anthology of poetry to help us face the things we face in our lives Far better than medicine, every time Actually, it is medicine in the sense Clarissa Pinkola Estes means in Women who Run with the Wolves What an inspired idea to put together an anthology of poetry to help us face the things we face in our lives Far better than medicine, every time Actually, it is medicine in the sense Clarissa Pinkola Estes means in Wo


  7. says:

    A wonderful selection of pems to make sense of todays crazy world This is not a poetry to pick you up when you are down collection but a real anthology of truly meaningful poetry that can be read over and over again.


  8. says:

    EMERGENCY KIT If you should want just one large anthology of recent poems, I would recommend this one, as it is both disturbing and exuberant and brings renown poets between the same covers as lesser known ones.


  9. says:

    This book was given to me as part of a weekend workshop at Faber, led by Jo Shapcott and Daljit Nagra This is poetry of the margins, a collection unified by its unconformity 19 bookmarked poems.


  10. says:

    This a great collection of contemporary poetry Flick the book open at any page and you are sure to get a treat.


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About the Author: Jo Shapcott

She was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin She is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, University of London, where she teaches on the MA in Creative Writing She is the current President of The Poetry Society.Her Book Poems 1988 1998 2000 , consists of a selection of poetry from her three earlier collections Electroplating the Baby 1988 , which won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for Best First Collection, Phrase Book 1992 , and My Life Asleep 1998 , which won the Forward Poetry Prize Best Collection She has also won the National Poetry Competition twice Together with Matthew Sweeney she edited an anthology of contemporary poetry in English, but gathered from around the world, entitled Emergency Kit Poems for Strange Times 1996.Jo Shapcott has worked with a number of musicians on collaborative projects She has written lyrics for, or had poems set to music by, composers such as John McCabe, Detlev Glamert, Nigel Osborne, Alec Roth, Erollyn Wallen, Peter Wiegold and John Woolrich Her poems were set to music by composer Stephen Montague in The Creatures Indoors, premiered by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in London in 1997 From 2001 2003, during the BBC Proms season, she presented the weekly Poetry Proms on Radio 3.Her book Tender Taxes, a collection of versions of Rainer Maria Rilke s poems in French, was published in 2002 The Transformers, due for publication in 2010, is a collection of public lectures given by Jo Shapcott as part of her Professorship at Newcastle, and she is co editor with Linda Anderson of a collection of essays about Elizabeth Bishop Her translation, with Narguess Farzad, of Poems by Farzaneh Khojandi was published in 2008.Her latest book of poems is Of Mutability, published in 2010, shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize Best Poetry Collection of the Year and overall winner of the 2010 Costa Prize.In 2011 Jo Shapcott was awarded the Queen s Gold Medal for Poetry.