Hello, Guest

The Dedicated Poetry Bookshop

Emergency Kit

Price: £12.99


336 pages

September 2004


Bookmark and Share

About this title

Emergency Kit is an anthology with many differences. It is, to begin with, a book which gives prominence to poems rather than to the poets who wrote them. It is truly international, bringing together poems not just from these islands but from many parts of the English-speaking world. It is the first book to identify a strain in the poetry of the last half-century which is characteristic of the 'strange times' we live in - an age when, as the editors note, scientific discovery itself has encouraged us to 'make free with the boundaries of realism'. It values imagination, surprise, vivid expression, the outlandish and the playful above ideology and sententiousness. It is, in short, living proof that poetry in the English language continues to thrive and to matter.

Edited by: Jo Shapcott, Edited by: Matthew Sweeney

Latest releases

Blue Movie

Blue Movie

Bobby Parker
Price: £8.99

Read more


Martha Kapos
Price: £9.99

Read more


John Kinsella
Price: £9.99

Read more

User Recommendations

Bedouin of the London Evening

Bedouin of...

Rosemary Tonks
Price: £12.00

Read more

Poetry Archive: Roy Fisher Reading From His Poems

Poetry Arc...

Roy Fisher
Price: £12.99

Read more

Brand New Dark

Brand New...

Mark Waldron
Price: £7.50

Read more