sunday best #23: Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit
Edited by Matthew Sweeney and Jo Shapcott
Published in 1996 by Faber and Faber

John McCullough says:

This Faber anthology from 1996 focuses on twentieth century poetry. Specifically, it isolates individual poems that take surprising angles on their subjects, valuing strangeness and imagination. More than any other single volume, this book made me determined to write poems that married unusual perspectives with poignancy in order to satisfy simultaneously a reader’s head and heart.

John MCCullough
“Emergency Kit” is recommended by John McCullough (see also his six things).
  • First published: 1996
  • Current availability: Available on Amazon UK

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