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Candlestick Press - Ten Poems about Tea | 17-Feb-11

Candlestick Press - Poems about Tea

Nottingham poetry publisher Candlestick Press has brought out three new titles: Ten Poems about Tea; Ten Poems about Mothers; and Ten Poems about London -- reference and loan copies are now at the Poetry Library.

Ten Poems about Tea is the brainchild of Poetry Library cataloguer Lorraine Mariner and introduced by Sophie Dahl: http://www.candlestickpress.co.uk/pamphlet/ten-poems-about-tea/

Ten Poems about London with an introduction by George Szirtes (and including a new poem by him written especially for this pamphlet)

Ten Poems about Mothers -- 'for an entirely schmaltz-free Mother's Day in April, featuring poems by Jackie Kay, Benjamin Zephaniah, Gillian Clarke, Fleur Adcock, Maura Dooley and James Reeves, among others'. 


Ten Poems about Tea

'Ten Poems about Tea has a fabulous introduction by Sophie Dahl (PG with milk, no sugar) and was the brilliant idea of Picador poet Lorraine Mariner, who also works as a librarian in the Poetry Library at London's South Bank Centre. She has helped choose the poems, advised us along the way and agreed with our view that the cover of the pamphlet should feature a good, wholesome Dundee Cake rather than the more fashionable, flirtatious and ubiquitous cup cake. Tea (like Dundee Cake) will not be going out of fashion any time soon and the ten poems about it will, we hope, give your tea-time new heights of delight. Perfect for those of us for whom, to borrow from the lyrics, "everything stops for tea".'

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