Alternative Poetry Books - Yellow Edition Paperback – 9 Sep 2009
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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.
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 cannot think of a better festive present for anyone, for there is nothing not to enjoy in this book of short, quirky and wonderful poems.
Poetry for the 21st century.
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!
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 on 10 Mar. 2014 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
Pop the cork and pour the Moët,
Banana is the people's poet.
Her verse is witty, dark and funny,
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