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The Iron Book of New Humorous Verse

Published by Iron Press

ISBN: 9780955245091

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Iron Press is publishing the first anthology exclusively dedicated to contemporary humorous verse, taking into account new fashions in performance poetry.

More than 100 poems are included and among the contributors are Ian McMillan, Kate Fox, Jacob Polley, Linda France, Andy Croft, David Bateman, John Whitworth, and Paul Groves.

All the selections, picked from more than 1500 poems from throughout the world, were originally published post-1990. Subjects include a paeon to a wonderbra, a knitted orgasm, stuffing your husband and the annual shindig for Greenland’s literary elite.

Eileen Jones (editor) lives in Tynedale. After a career as a social worker in west Newcastle, and as an NHS commissioning manager in Northumberland, she now writes poetry and plays. Her poetry has been published in The Guardian, in magazines such as The North and Other Poetry and in anthologies. She is well-known for her readings on NE1 community radio and at performance poetry venues like ‘Northern Lines’, ‘Ten by Ten’ and ‘Free as a Bard’. She also helped to establish Carte Blanche, the Newcastle-based group for women writers.
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