Number 27b | Pedagogic Poems

What Are Good Manners?

'I’ve learnt everything I know from the Doctor. / When he asks if I want to talk about my mother / I say, ‘No, thank you. My mother is dead. It’s classic.'

In Praise of Children

'I had a dream my two girls, grown up, / with their intelligent eyes and nuanced, searching faces, / stalked up to me at Christmas, or something very like Christmas'

Number 27b

Fresh new poetry from the UK's finest: Tim Cockburn, Heather Phillipson, Nathan Hamilton, Emily Berry, Olly Todd, Luke Kennard, Oli Hazzard and James Brookes. It's all pedagogical.