Poetry Instead of a Card - 12 Poems About Chickens

Instead of a card, why not send words? From Diana Gittins’ petulant hens preening themselves and annihilating the flower beds, to Caroline Hawkridge’s splendid cockerel straddling the world and yelling his good morning, endearing characters of the poultry world come clucking to life:‘There should be a word for the waythey look with just one eye, neck bent …… And for the way they runtoward someone they trust, their skirtshiked, their plump bodies wobbling.’ from ‘A Glossary of Chickens’ by Gary Whitehead. Poems by Jean Atkin, Jacqueline Brown, John Clare, Robert Frost, Diana Gittins, Robert Graves, Caroline Hawkridge, Norman MacCaig, Kay Ryan, Sir Charles Sedley, Jane Sudworth and Gary Whitehead.Cover illustration by Beth Krommes.

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  • Includes one poetry pamphlet, envelope and co-ordinating bookmark with space for your own personal message.

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