It's Father’s Day this Sunday 20th June, so why not give the gift of poetry? Here's our poetry gift guide for bookish fathers of all kinds, to help you celebrate Father's Day in your own way. For that extra special book-loving Dad, why not treat them to a Poetry Book Society Gift Membership for a year of poetry parcels delivered straight to their door. They'll also get an eco gift box with a free poetry book and a tote bag. It's the perfect poetry gift which keeps giving all year!
TEN POEMS ABOUT GARDENS - Introduced by Monty Don
Send a poetry pamphlet instead of a card! With an introduction by Gardener's World treasure Monty Don, this is the perfect gift for green-fingered gardening fathers. It's beautifully illustrated and comes with an envelope and bookmark with space for your own personal message.
SIX- Zaffar Kunial
One for sporty Dads who love their cricket. Six captures Imran Khan captaining his first Test match and the poet's own boyish ambitions of becoming a professional player. A charming collection for fans of poetry and cricket alike.
MY FATHER- Eduardo Moga
Eduardo Moga assembles a portrait of his father, from fragments of memory. This is no idealized patriarch but an ordinary man who has lived, seen with forensic clarity across the gulf of a generation. At times absurd, angry but lovable, My Father is inevitably relatable.
NOCTUARY - Niall Campbell
One for all the new fathers. Niall Campbell’s Noctuary offers a lyrical exploration of what it means to be a young father, protecting a precious new life in the late night hours, as well as reconnecting with the poet's own childhood in the wild Outer Hebrides.
FOTHERMATHER- Gail McConnell
McConnell celebrates parenthood beyond the categories of mother and father. With its genderqueer title containing both father and mother, Fothermather explores love, language and forms of attachment beyond biology. Playful, political and inquisitive, these poems document IVF, pregnancy and parenthood for a same-sex family in Northern Ireland.
UNKNOWN SOLDIER- Seni Seneviratne
Inspired by photographs of the poet’s late father, then a young man, originally from colonial Sri Lanka, who was serving as a radio operator in an otherwise all white platoon in the 1939-45 desert war in North Africa. This is a powerful collection about reconnecting with a much-loved father, reviving memories and telling his untold stories.
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