The Secret Life of Pants

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Roger Stevens
A & C Black
Aug 2006
Perfect for reading on a dull, wet day, it�s impossible not to feel one�s mood being elevated and enhanced by always bright � sometime brash � poetic offerings presented in �The Secret Life of Pants�, a pant-astically absorbing collection of new poems to pamper oneself with�

Poems are collected under eight headings, some to make one laugh, some to make one think but all of which inspire admiration in the playful, imaginative use of language that opens up new ways to perceive the world around us. Contributors include Paul Cookson, Brian Moses, John Foster and Andrew Fusek Peters.

Of particular note are the Albanian and Czech riddles which have a beautiful simplicity in their outlook. �Don�t Snog Frogs� is a cheeky and comical caution against following the advice of fairy-tales. Jusin Coe�s �The Lost Poem� poses consideration as to what might and might not be considered poetry. Limericks, haiku and riddles give tantalising tastes of the diversity of the poetic form. Primarily a fun book to read, this serves as an excellent introduction to poetry avoiding the high-brow pretensions that can be such a dampener to new readers�

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