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Campaign in Poetry: The Emma Press Anthology of Political Poems

Campaign in Poetry: The Emma Press Anthology of Political Poems


Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright. Illustrated by Emma Wright.

An anthology about political and social issues in the UK, with poems written by contemporary poets in the months leading up to the UK General Election in 2015.

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Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright

Rachel Piercey is a poet and editor for adults and children. She regularly performs her poems and runs writing workshops at schools and festivals across the country. Emma Wright runs The Emma Press.


Faced with social injustice, disillusionment with authority and widespread voter apathy, where can we turn to put the fight back in us? The poets, of course! We decided to create this book because were were thinking about how easy it is to stop caring about politics, because the mechanics of national and international politics seem too far removed from what any ordinary person can influence.

This anthology is a statement against disaffection, and would be great for anyone interested in modern political poetry and a nuanced yet impassioned perspective on the political landscape of the UK.

With poems from Mona Arshi, Stephanie Arsoska, Elizabeth Barrett, Kayo Chingonyi, Ellie Danak, Dai George, Jan Heritage, Holly Hopkins, Luke Kennard, Anna Kisby, Rachel Long, Rosie Miles, Richard O’Brien, Clare Pollard, Ewan Stevenson, Jon Stone, James Trevelyan and Kate Wise.

Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-17-2
Publication date: 2nd April 2015
198 x 129 mm / 44 pages / 22 poems / 6 illustrations

Additional information

Dimensions 12.9 × 19.8 cm

Pamphlet, eBook
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