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Hymns Ancient & Modern, Selected Poems, brings together the best of Brookes from four books and booklets, published from the early 90s: 43 Poems, The Dresden Cantata, Book, and More Last Poems and some new editions. Brookes handles with confidence and purpose poems both as neat and revealing as a mathematical equation, and poems that trip down the page on their rhymes. His subjects are as various as the world, often funny, in all the senses of the word, always unsentimental, each carefully observed and valued, whether a noisy cafe, model boats on a lake, or a neighbour dying in a hospital bed.

About the Author

The ex-editor of The Yellow Crane, (‘the Beano of poetry magazines’), J. Brookes was born in London in 1951 and enjoyed a ramshackle early life, hitching around and sleeping in hedges. Like many who take poems seriously, he began writing as a result of reading poetry happy to see if he could do it in any plausible way. He lives in Cardiff, where he reads and swans round on the bus.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781912681334
ISBN-10: 1912681331
Publisher: Parthian Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2019
Pages: 70
Language: English