- Paperback: 84 pages
- Publisher: Endaxi Press (9 Sept. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1907375007
- ISBN-13: 978-1907375002
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.5 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,040,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Alternative Poetry Books - Yellow Edition Paperback – 9 Sep 2009
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More About the Author
She is delighted, surprised and honored each time her work is included in a publication. It happened first in 2001 when the poem 'Enemies' got into the 'When the Teacher Isn't Looking' anthology published by Pan Macmillan and most recently in 2015 with the inclusion of the short story 'This is Not a Ghost Story' in 'Slim Volumes 3 - This Body I Live In' an anthology published by Pankhearst and edited by Kate Garrett-Nield.
Brenton's ebook Fifty Shades of Blue - the trilogy, a rhyming parody of the runaway bestselling trilogy by E.L. James was released in the first week of July 2012 and did very well in the bestselling Kindle poetry list, including a couple of long stints as number one. An animated version voiced by the poet: Fifty Shades of Blue - the animation by Michele Brenton can be found on Youtube and a full colour comic book version illustrated using clay models is also available for sale - entitled 50 Shades in Clay.
Three books of her seven book series the 'Alternative Poetry Books' (the Yellow edition, the Pink edition and the Blue edition) published by Endaxi Press can be found boynging in and out of the Amazon poetry bestsellers lists like demented toddlers on a bouncy castle.
As banana_the_poet she was voted the most popular human poet by the Twitter community in the Shorty Awards 2011. She can be found on Twitter as @banana_the_poet and Michèle Brenton's Poetry Page is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MicheleBrentonPoetry
From the Publisher
The first book of a seven book series - Alternative Poetry Books - Yellow edition contains 62 poems. Funny/quirky light-hearted poems begin on odd numbered pages alternating with serious poems which begin on even numbered pages.
More humorous pieces Include such characters as a belligerent poet determined to fight off any 'flowery' readings of their work; a schoolboy with Asperger's who has his own reasons for never biting his teacher again and a family of gnomes who will accept any indignity rather than make a pot of tea out of turn.
The serious poems include some alternative views of personal loss, politics and some of the bleaker aspects of modern life.
Life is made up of dark and light moments and this book is intended to reflect life and the humour life is always capable of serving up, even when at its darkest.
These poems are written for adult readers and may not be suitable for readers under 14 years old.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Sincere apologies to my teacher
I'm sorry I bit Mrs ThreadGold,
it's not a thing I'd do twice.
Quite apart from the fact that I won't get the chance;
she didn't taste very nice.
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Top Customer Reviews
My personal favourite is Tea Pot O'Trouble.
The book forms part of a series, so get in at the beginning and follow the entertainment.
I enjoyed all her poetry, but my absolute favourite was "Teapot of Trouble" - especially as I tend to end up making the cups of Tea at home!
This would be a great present for anyone!
A mix of entertaining verse, which will keep you reading.
You won't want to put it down!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I write poetry and stories and have had some publishing success. I like to see what other author's are writing; it give one a sense of the new diversity that is being offered for... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Piyadhammo
I just love the way Michele Brenton writes these beautiful, funny and serious poetries. I totally recommend all her books. Read morePublished on 3 Jun. 2011 by Laila Bevan
I received this book as a gift from a very special person. I am normally not a big fan of poetry, but after reading this book I have indeed a totally different view of what poetry... Read morePublished on 7 April 2011 by The Rev
Do you hate poetry? I do...with a vengeance ! So maybe like me, it is time to cast aside past experiences and enjoy this very different book. Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2010 by Demonica