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Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio

by Michael Rosen - £8.99  Smokestack Books (2017)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780995767522 | ISBN 10: 0995767521

'Poetry can stick up for the weak' according to Michael Rosen, or it can 'mock the mighty'; it can 'glorify our rulers or it can dissect them. You choose.'
 
In these powerful new poems Rosen is clear about his own choices. Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio is a book about anti-Semitism, racism, Fascism and war, Trump, le Pen, and the Tory assaults on the NHS and education - the stupid and the sinister, the ridiculous and the revolting.
 
In his first collection for grown-ups since Don't Mention the Children (2015), Michael Rosen confirms his reputation as the heir to Jacques Prévert, Ivor Cutler and Adrian Mitchell. Few poets writing today can move so effortlessly between childishness and childlike seriousness, or dare to ask, like the child in Hans Christian Andersen's story, why the silly emperor is not wearing any clothes. Includes a hilarious series of poems apparently found under the floorboards of Lewis Carroll's study...

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