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Poetry Instead of a Card - Ten Poems about Fathers

Poetry Instead of a Card - Ten Poems about Fathers

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Instead of a card, why not send words!

This collection is a wonderful introduction to the countless poems written about fathers and fatherhood. Father William is present, of course, a feisty figure who reminds us that age is entitled to have the last word. There's affection and humour, alongside tender remembrance. Just as important are the everyday happenings that become special with hindsight: a family meal at which a dad contends with a hot potato, or the nightly ritual of an ageing father who insists on turning off the water before he goes to bed in case a pipe bursts while he's asleep.

Includes poems by Coral Bracho, Lewis Carroll, Louise Glück, Tony Harrison, Tariq Latif, Joanne Limburg, Roger McGough, Shazea Quraishi, Michael Rosen and Siriol Troup.

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