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5.0 out of 5 stars Sassy street-smart exterior hides inner angst, 6 July 2010
Simon Barrett "Il penseroso" (london, england) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Ropes: Poems to Hold on to (Spiral-bound)
Despite being squarely aimed at adolescents (and every school should have copies) this will charm your socks off. These poems are accessable and appealing; surveying youthful uncertainty from a safe distance they are naturally rueful, tender and funny. This book is compact and VERY cute, the didactic 'rope/hold on' theme neatly incorporated, and the standard is uniformly high despite a majority of the poems being specially commissioned; these means naturally they are unfamiliar - though even old friends like Adrian Michell (and even Edna St Vincent Millay!!) perk up in this funky new setting, helped by the device of a single poem per spread. BEST OF ALL, though, are the brief 'confessional' bios penned by the living authors, with appropriately corroborative pics, which don't make the authors look oldfashioned but strangely relevant and often strikingly attractive. All our yesterdays or, for the young at whom this is aimed, a refreshingly long view, thanks to the editors John Hegley and Sophie Hannah, national treasures both, and to Diamond Twig's Ellen Phethean, more power to whose elbow.
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The Ropes: Poems to Hold on to
The Ropes: Poems to Hold on to by John Hegley (Spiral-bound - 4 April 2008)
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