Ten Poems about Birds

Ten Poems about Birds

Published on Thursday 27 July 2017

This latest pamphlet is a second edition of one of our most popular anthologies and contains some beautiful new poems, opening up a captivating world that exists in parallel to our own.

The ten selections are little miracles in themselves, capturing the quirks of habit or appearance that distinguish one species from another. Never anthropomorphic, they imagine what the vivid life of a bird must be, or tease out what it is that thrills or moves us when we’re surprised by a bird as we hurry about our lives.

From John Clare’s singing whitethroat to Kathleen Jamie’s wheeling swallows, these are poems to treasure and Cathy King’s stunning cover image makes this pamphlet something to keep for ever. To continue the Candlestick tradition of supporting a range of charities through pamphlet sales, a donation will be made to The Owls Trust.

  • Ten Poems about Birds

    Ten Poems about Birds

    Published on Thursday 27 July 2017

    This latest pamphlet is a second edition of one of our most popular anthologies and contains some beautiful new poems, opening up a captivating world that exists in parallel to our own. The ten selections are little miracles in themselves, capturing the quirks of habit or appearance that distinguish one species from another. Never anthropomorphic, […]

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  • Ten Poems about Clouds

    Ten Poems about Clouds

    Published on Monday 10 July 2017

    Who hasn’t looked up at the sky and seen a whale or a poodle or a sports car? The shape-shifting nature of clouds means they never fail to entertain and intrigue us. This fascinating selection of poems explores the many different ways in which we experience clouds – whether simply as weather or as a […]

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  • Ten Poems on the Telephone

    Ten Poems on the Telephone

    Published on Monday 26 June 2017

    We’re delighted with this latest title: an intriguing and moving anthology that captures the many ways in which the telephone can intervene in our lives – from the wrong number that brings us ear-to-ear with a stranger to the anguished message to a distant lover who hasn’t been in touch. These days we can be […]

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"By the way I have become almost Evangelical about the pamphlets! Everyone I know has got one. I’m just stopping short of thrusting them on people I don’t know but who look as if they need a poetry break."Liz O’Sullivan, Dovegreyreader Chapter, Candlestick Collective

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