PBS Advent Calendar: Day 7 - Signed by Michael Rosen
Posted on December 07 2017
For our next offer, we have eight signed copies of Michael Rosen's Don't Mention the Children up for grabs with purchases of Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio
Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio, published by Smokestack Books, is a book about anti-Semitism, racism, Fascism and war, Trump, le Pen, and the Tory assaults on the NHS and education - the stupid and the sinister, the ridiculous and the revolting. When you purchase this book through our online store and use the code XMAS7 we'll also send you a copy of his poetry anthology for adults Don't Mention the Children (Smokestack Books), signed by Rosen himself:
Fans of his children’s books will enjoy the way these poems combine the silly and the sinister to catch the surrealism of everyday life, somewhere between Jacques Prévert, Ivor Cutler and Adrian Mitchell. Few poets writing today can move so effortlessly between childishness and childlike seriousness. But at the heart of the book is a remarkable series of poems about anti-Semitism, Fascism and War, connecting the contemporary world – UKIP, Marine le Pen, Palestine (the title poem refers to the refusal of the Israeli broadcasting authorities to mention the names of children killed during the Israeli shelling of Gaza in 2014) – to the lives of Rosen’s parents and grandparents, the General Strike, the Battle of Cable Street, Vichy, Auschwitz.