Selected Poems, Paperback


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780141024554



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