by Simon Armitage (Editor) - £8.99 Faber and Faber (2012)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780571278725 | ISBN 10: 0571278728
Short and Sweet is an inspiring new anthology arranged to show how the short poem, defined here as no longer than thirteen lines - and sometimes a lot shorter than that - can tell a story, present a complex argument, and be packed with as much passion, wisdom and music as any more extended piece of writing.
In his witty and instructive introduction, Simon Armitage, pace-setting poet of his generation, encourages us to consider how poets over five centuries have used brevity.
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