Two new titles for Summer 2016

Two new titles for Summer 2016

Published on Tuesday 24 May 2016

In this centenary year of the Battle of the Somme (one of the largest and bloodiest battles of World War I in which more than a million men were wounded or killed) it seems appropriate to take note of how poets over the centuries have responded to war. Eminent poet, academic and former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion has selected ten war poems that broaden the subject away from the familiar work of World War I poets such as Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg and Rupert Brooke. Ten War Poems highlights instead a range of voices from different countries, from ancient history to the present day. The poems “… all have feelings in common – fear, dread, regret, horror, defiance, sorrow.”

 

Our other new title, Ten Poems about Cricket, can honestly claim for its origins the much-used phrase “by popular request”. Ever since Candlestick Press was formed, people – most often men – have been asking us if there are any plans for a pamphlet of cricket poems. So, selected and introduced by John Lucas, an expert on both poetry and men’s cricket, we are delighted to bring you ten poems that capture perfectly the history of ‘the summer game’.

  • Two new titles for Summer 2016

    Two new titles for Summer 2016

    Published on Tuesday 24 May 2016

    In this centenary year of the Battle of the Somme (one of the largest and bloodiest battles of World War I in which more than a million men were wounded or killed) it seems appropriate to take note of how poets over the centuries have responded to war. Eminent poet, academic and former Poet Laureate […]

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  • Changes at Candlestick Press

    Published on Tuesday 24 May 2016

    Jenny Swann, founder and co-owner of Candlestick Press, is stepping down in June.

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  • Lifeline, Heartline…

    Lifeline, Heartline...

    Published on Friday 26 February 2016

    Candlestick Press was delighted to be approached by editors Mandy Ross and Jo Brookes to publish a selection of poems by lesbian and gay poets. The result is Lifeline, Heartline: Ten Poems by Lesbian and Gay Poets, in which ten poets, arranged broadly chronologically, give readers a glimpse of same-sex loves and lives through history. […]

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