by Various poets, Selected and Introduced by Jackie Kay - £4.95 Candlestick Press (2017)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781907598463 | ISBN 10: 1907598464
Kindness can be an underestimated virtue in our increasingly hectic and impersonal world. It is a word that we use most often in our conversations with young children when we tell them to be kind to a fellow creature or a new friend. These generous poems remind us that kindness can take many forms and that a kind gesture doesn’t have to be either time-consuming or complicated. On the contrary:
“Sometimes a sober voice is enough to calm the waters & drive away the false witnesses,”Edited by Jackie Kay and containing two new poems she has written specially for the anthology, this moving selection is allied to a compelling cause. ‘Felix’s Campaign of Kindness’ was instigated by the mother of Felix Alexander, a 17-year-old boy who took his own life after years of online bullying. The pamphlet is dedicated to the memory of Felix and contains the inspirational open letter written by his mother after his death.
(from ‘Kindness’ by Yusef Komunyakaa)
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