Tell Me the Truth About Life
A National Poetry Day Anthology
National Poetry Day, Curated by Cerys Matthews
Publication Date: 12/09/2019
About the Book
CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY, THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL POETRY DAY COLLECTION.
CURATED AND INTRODUCED BY CERYS MATTHEWS.
Tell Me the Truth About Life is an indispensable anthology which invites us all to contemplate the power poetry has to capture our unspoken truths. Curated and introduced by Cerys Matthews, and comprised of nominations from the nation, this is a unique collection which brings together the people’s choice of poetry.
Through the voices of contemporary writers and artists from across the world, from Yrsa Daley Ward to Maya Angelou, Kei Miller to Robert McGough, alongside carefully curated classics from poets such as Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas and WH Auden, this anthology examines universal themes of truth and how it defines us. Here you will find poems to soothe the soul, ballads to mobilize and verse to get lost within.
At turns moving, thoughtful and reflective, Tell Me the Truth About Life provides insight into the connections we all have with poetry and encourages us to bring a deeper sense of honesty into our everyday lives.
Containing nominations from a number of high-profile poetry lovers and poets, including Rupi Kaur, Michael Morpurgo, Mark Gatiss, Alice Oswald and Helen Sharman, among others.