Marking National Poetry Day with 60 Years in 60 Poems
23 October 2012 / 0 Comments
Do you remember the Queen's Coronation? The Kennedy assassination? Beatniks and hippies? The Miners' Strike and Greenham Common? The Great Storm and the Ash Cloud?
Jubilee Lines: 60 Years in 60 Poems is a new poetry anthology by Faber to mark National Poetry Day 2012. With a poem for each of the years of the Queen's reign, Jubilee Lines offers a unique portrayal of the times in which we have lived.
Four actors - Dan Stevens, Lyndsey Marshal, Alex Lanipekun and Samantha Bond - have recorded versions of the poems, each in their own distinctive voice. Listen to some of the poems here:
Along side the poetry book Faber have created an interactive 60 Years in 60 Poems website where you can navigate the Jubilee Lines poems by year, by poet, through archive or by theme, plotting your own path through 60 years of history. Twenty of the poems are enhanced with archive stills and film footage, evoking time and place, private recollections and shared experiences.
When you've listened to poems please tell us what you think by commenting below or by emailing us.
Explore the poems further visit jubileelines.com
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