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Emergency Kit 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 bad at all What is , most were poems, 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 bad at all What is , most were poems, and sometimes poets, I had never before encountered The collection is subtitled Poems for Strange Times and was published in1994 Looking back from the era of Brexit,Putin andTrump makes one yearn for such simple times again 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. 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 that many poets often pursue the same themes thro 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 that many poets often pursue the same themes throughout their work which can get a little tedious at times I have recently returned to reading poetry in the last 10 years and think that there is much to offer in the poets realm, especially in current times where social media and constant visual stimulation is like caffeine to the eyeballs and the soul, invigorating but probably not all that good for you As such poetry s greatest gift is that it forces you to slow down your reading and take in every word, line and stanza This slowing down lends itself to uncovering the true beauty of poetry and in much the same way that you will getfrom staring intently at one painting than rushing through a gallery, it allows you to appreciate both the subtlety of the form and its true value Unfortunately I feel the way poetry is taught takes away from the actual emotional impact of the poem and it is little surprise that so few read after they leave school I feel that with poetry we can get as much as we do from a novel an insight into a place, a time, an emotion, a mindset, a character but in a farsuccinct manner and in a form that is ideally suited for the time poor Not everyone can wade through a 1000 page novel to get an insight into what the author has to offer, but by reading a poem and stepping away from the bustle of daily life we can gain valuable insight and enjoyment in a bite sized form 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 Jamie, Ecstasy by Sharon Olds and The Appli 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 Jamie, Ecstasy by Sharon Olds and The Applicant by Sylvia Plath I enjoyed this collection but it s not quite as good as Staying Alive from Bloodaxe Books The main issue I had with this collection is that the poems are all lumped together Staying Alive organises the poems into groups i.e Body and Soul, Roads, Dead or Alive I thought the structure of Emergency Kit needed a bit of a work Emergency Kit is a diverse, enjoyable collection 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. 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 Women who Run with the Wolves 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 [PDF / Epub] ★ Longbow Girl ✪ Linda Davies – Lavons.co.uk to begin with [EPUB] ✻ On His Naughty List ❀ Jessica Jarman – Lavons.co.uk a book which gives prominence to poems rather than to the poets who wrote them It is truly international [PDF / Epub] ☆ Fire Colour One Author Jenny Valentine – 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 [Download] ➶ Invisible Wounds By Kay Douglas – Lavons.co.uk as the editors note ❮Download❯ ➽ A City Possessed ➸ Author Lynley Hood – Lavons.co.uk scientific discovery itself has encouraged us to make free with the boundaries of realism It values imagination [Reading] ➿ Her Husbands Mistake Author Sheila O& – Lavons.co.uk surprise ❰EPUB❯ ✺ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern Author Maurice Shadbolt – Lavons.co.uk vivid expression ➳ [Reading] ➶ Squirmy Wormy By Lynda Farrington Wilson ➩ – Lavons.co.uk the outlandish and the playful above ideology and sententiousness It is ➮ [Ebook] ➩ Honeymoon By Sacha J. Witt ➺ – Lavons.co.uk in short [PDF / Epub] ☀ Puck You By Peyton Novak – Lavons.co.uk living proof that poetry in the English language continues to thrive and to matter 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. 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. 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.