Ten Poems about Knitting Various Authors Poetry Pamphlet By Candlestick Press
A pamphlet of ten irresistible poems about the joys of knitting – plain, purl and cable stitches morph into poems in which needles flash like rapiers, wool is wound into balls and the door of the local wool shop opens onto hushed knitters, heads bowed over patterns, flicking through the pages in search of the perfect cardigan… Cover illustration by Jan Brewerton Contents ‘Untitled’, Emily Dickinson ‘Dropped Stitches’, Jane Duran ‘Janet’s’, Sue Dymoke ‘Neighbours We’ll Not Part Tonight’, Roy Fisher ‘The Manly Art of Knitting’, Christopher James ‘The Knitter’, Jackie Kay ‘The Symbolism of Ancient Sweaters’, Gwyneth Lewis ‘For My Grandmother Knitting’, Liz Lochhead ‘Needle Work’, Allison McVety ‘The Knitting Song’, Jessie Pope ‘Wool’, Lydia Towsey
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978 1 907598 29 6
‘Instead of a Card’ poetry pamphlets make perfect presents – unusual, beautiful, worthwhile and definitely not for throwing away. They come with an envelope and bookmark left blank for your message. Interesting and enjoyable to read (Candlestick Press are probably the only poetry press to be described as “scrumptious” by the Poet Laureate) they make an excellent introduction to the work of contemporary and historical poets.