Talking Turkeys-9780141362960

Talking Turkeys - by Benjamin Zephaniah

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Talking Turkeys - by Benjamin Zephaniah

Talking Turkeys is an unconventional collection of straight-talking poems about heroes, revolutions, racism, love and animal rights, among other subjects, that will entice many new readers to poetry. It is his very first ground-breaking children's poetry collection - playful, clever and provocative - this is performance poetry on the page at its very best.

Benjamin Zephaniah was born in Birmingham and then spent some of his early years in Jamaica. He came to London when he was 22 and his first book of poetry for adults was published soon after. He appears regularly on radio and TV including a Desert Island Discs appearance, literary festivals, and has also taken part in plays and films.

He is most well-known for his performance poetry with a political edge for both children and adults and gritty teenage fiction. His collections Talking Turkeys, Wicked World and Funky Chickens broke new ground in children's poetry. He is the only Rastafarian poet to be short-listed for the Chairs of Poetry for both Oxford and Cambridge University and has been listed in The Times' list of 50 greatest postwar writers.


Author: Zephaniah, Benjamin
Binding: Paperback
Imprint: Puffin
Series: Puffin Poetry
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Published: 01/10/2015
Pagination: 96 pages
Classification: Children's, young adult & educational
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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