Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit Poems for Strange Times

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571223008
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.91408
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 374g
Height: 201mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 25mm