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Poems for the Election | 13-Apr-05

The Today programme is asking its listeners for suggestions of poems related to the election campaign. Here are some suggestions from the Poetry Library:

'Find Your Own Voice' by Jayne Cortez, found in Somewhere in Advance of Nowhere by Jayne Cortez, published by High Risk Books in 1996

'Mi Revalueshanary Fren' by Linton Kwesi Johnson, found in Mi Revalueshanary Fren: Selected Poems, published by Penguin in 2000

'A Great Stink' by Paul Farley, found in 'Earth has not anything to show more fair', published by Shakespeare's Globe and The Wordsworth Trust in 2002

'Election' by D.J.Enright, found in Collected Poems by D.J. Enright, published by OUP in 1998

'The Fat Black Woman Versus Politics' by Grace Nichols, found in The Fat Black Woman's Poems, published by Virago in 1984

'Elegy for Number 10' by Adrian Mitchell, found in Blue Coffee, published by Bloodaxe in 1996

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