Today's poem is "The Guernica Duck"
from The Big Bumper Book of Troy

Bloodaxe Books Ltd. / Dufour Editions

W.N. Herbert is a highly versatile poet in English and Scots. His other books include three Bloodaxe collections, Forked Tongue (1992), Cabaret McGonagall (1994), and The Laurelude (1998), and a critical study of Hugh MacDiarmid. He edited Strong Words: modern poets on modern poetry (2000) with Matthew Hollis and lives in a lighthouse.

About The Big Bumper Book of Troy:

"A weird mix of Desperate Dan, MacDiarmid and Dostoyevsky...a rare and fantastic voice."
—Fiachra Gibbons, Guardian

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