The People's Favourite Poems by Gary Dexter
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The People's Favourite Poems : Out and about with Kipling, Larkin and the rest.
When author and journalist Dexter developed an eye condition that made reading or looking at a computer screen painful, he was unable to continue writing for a living. Instead, he turned to an unusual second career - memorising hundreds of well-known poems and reciting them for spare change on the streets of Britain.
The result is this charming memoir, part poetry anthology, part snapshot of on the people and places Dexter encountered during his stint as a wandering bard - encounters which range from funny and sad to alarming and downright bizarre. It even includes Dexter’s tips for memorising poetry, if you want to give it a go yourself.