Ten Poems about Fathers

Various Authors

Profound yet often amusing, Ten Poems about Fathers contains ten wonderful poems that explore fatherhood from different perspectives, introducing us along the way to some loveable – and loved – fathers. The pamphlet is the awaited companion to our highly successful Ten Poems about Mothers, featuring a specially commissioned cover illustration. Just as Ten Poems about Mothers was posted to mums all over the country last Mother’s Day, Ten Poems about Fathers is the ideal gift for Father’s Day, birthdays or for new dads.

“Under my window, a clean rasping sound
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
My father, digging.”

from ‘Digging’ by Seamus Heaney


Seamus Heaney, ‘Digging’
Louise Glück, ‘Snow’
Roger McGough, ‘Cinders’
C Day Lewis, ‘Walking away’
Lewis Carroll, ‘Father William’
Tony Harrison, ‘Flood’
Michael Rosen, ‘Hot Food’
Joanne Limburg, ‘The Return’
Tariq Latif, ‘A Harvest of  Wheat’
Coral Bracho, trans. Tom Boll/Katherine Pierpoint, ‘Marks of Time’

Cover illustration by Carol Walklin.

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