Michael Rosen's "Selected Poems" is a wonderfully moving sequence of prose poems extracted from his acclaimed autobiographical triptych, "Carrying the Elephant", "This is Not My Nose" and "In the Colonie". In a series of artful, deceptively simple poems, Rosen covers a vast terrain, collating vivid and fragmentary memories from his left-wing Jewish upbringing, his teenage holiday at a socialist summer camp in France, his London childhood and the death of his eighteen-year-old son from meningitis. He takes in, along the way, marriage, divorce, births and the undiagnosed illness (an underactive thyroid) from which Rosen suffered for ten years.
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Used availability for Michael Rosen's Selected Poems
April 2007 : UK Paperback
April 2007 : Canada, UK Kindle edition