Your family… you don’t choose it, you wouldn’t be alive without it, and it ripples out from you in all directions. Here 13 of the best current poets comment on children and parents, with the odd grandparent tossed in along with twins and the question of how to deal with an ex. Even an ex remains family…
Families and Other Fiascoes
Poems on relatives
Anthony Lombardy, Maryann Corbett, Vera Ignatowitsch, A.E. Stallings, Chris O’Carroll, Susan de Sola, Jane Blanchard, Michael R. Burch, Edmund Conti, Tom Vaughan, Kathryn Jacobs, Ann Drysdale, Gail White
Published July 2019
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
Art Director Eliza Helweg-Larsen
16 printed pages
Potcake Chapbook 4
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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The “Potcake Chapbook” series is named for the dogs of the Bahamas and the Caribbean – strays that live off the burnt scrapings of cooking pots. The poems in the series are a mixed bunch – but the potcake of our logo wears a bow tie to show that he and all the poems are formal. These poems are memorable in part because they rhyme and scan, as all truly memorable poetry does. We subscribe to the use of form, no matter how formless the times in which we live.
To read more about the poets featured in this chapbook visit the Potcake Poets page.