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 more abstract reflection of an emotion or a state of mind.

The pamphlet features the two winning poems from our competition run in association with The Cloud Appreciation Society and a brand new cloud poem from the Society’s Poet in Residence Katharine Towers.

Here in the British Isles we get our fair share – whether it’s the dumpy little cumulus of a hot day in high summer or the spirit-dampening stratus of a wet November weekend. Although we see clouds every day, it’s impossible to pin them down and this rich and varied selection reflects that beguiling elusiveness.

  • 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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  • Ten Poems of Kindness

    Ten Poems of Kindness

    Published on Monday 24 April 2017

    Edited by Jackie Kay and containing two new poems she has written specially for the anthology, this moving selection is allied to a compelling cause. ‘Felix’s Campaign of Kindness’ was instigated by the mother of Felix Alexander, a 17-year-old boy who took his own life after years of online bullying. The pamphlet is dedicated to […]

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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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