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Selected Poems

(2007)
A collection of poems by

 
 
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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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Selected Poems
Author(s): Michael Rosen
ISBN: 0-14-102455-0 / 978-0-14-102455-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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