These recordings come from a special recording for the poetry archive
  • 1 -
    "The Race to Get to Sleep"

  • 2 -
    "Curtains for Gran"

  • 3 -
    "Cousin Lesley's See-through Stomach"

  • 4 -
    "Uncle Ben"

  • 5 -
    "Mr Dahl Supping Soup"

  • 6 -
    "Unfair"

  • 7 -
    "The Lion and the Echo"

  • 8 -
    "Ear-Wings"

  • 9 -
    "The Daft Owl"

  • 10 -
    "Miss Shush"

  • 11 -
    "Someone Stole the..."

  • 12 -
    "Burying the Dog in the Garden"

  • 13 -
    "Mr Ifonly"

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  • 15 -
    "The Nightlight"

  • 16 -
    "Echoes"

  • 17 -
    "The Rose Tattoo"

  • 18 -

  • 19 -

  • 20 -
    "Sleep Now"

  • 21 -
    "Little Johnny's Confession"

  • 22 -
    "Come into the city Maud"

  • 23 -
    "Interruption at the opera house"

  • 24 -
    "The Projectionist's Nightmare"

  • 25 -
    "Blake's Purest Daughter"

  • 26 -
    "The right mask"

  • 27 -
    "Into my mirror has walked"

  • 28 -
    "Angel wings"

  • 29 -
    "Sometimes it Happens"

  • 30 -
    "A blade of grass"

  • 31 -
    "The Stolen Orange"

  • 32 -
    "Song for Last Year's Wife"

  • 33 -
    "Simple lyric"

  • 34 -
    "Her Coldness Explained"

  • 35 -
    "meeting again"

  • 36 -
    "The Ambush"

  • 37 -
    "Cinders"

  • 38 -
    "The Armada"

  • 39 -
    "Inessential Things"

  • 40 -
    "How Long is a Man's Life?"

  • 41 -
    "Blindness"

Bibliography
  • "The Liverpool Scene" The Liverpool Scene, (contributor), Donald Carroll 1967 - out of print
  • "The Mersey Sound" The Mersey Sound: Penguin Modern Poets 10, (Roger McGough, Adrian Henri and Brian Patten), Penguin 1967 / 1980 / 2005
  • "Little Johnny's Confession" Little Johnny's Confession, Allen and Unwin 1967 - out of print
  • "Note to the Hurrying Man" Notes to the Hurrying Man: Poems Winter '66-Summer '68, Allen and Unwin 1969 - out of print
  • "The Elephant and the Flower" The Elephant and the Flower: Almost-Fables, Allen and Unwin 1970 - out of print
  • "Walking Out" Walking Out: The Early Poems of Brian Patten, Traniscan 1971 - out of print
  • "When You Wake Tomorrow" When You Wake Tomorrow, Turret Books 1971 - out of print
  • "And Sometimes It Happens" And Sometimes it Happens, Steam Press 1972 - out of print
  • "Jumping Mouse" Jumping Mouse, Allen and Unwin 1972 - out of print
  • "The Eminent Professors" The Eminent Professors and the Nature of Poetry as Enacted Out by Members of the Poetry Seminar One Rainy Evening, Poem of the Month Club 1972 - out of print
  • "THe House that Jack Built" The House That Jack Built: Poems for Shelter (co-edited with Pat Krett), Allen and Unwin 1973 - out of print
  • "Mr Moon's Last Case" Mr. Moon's Last Case, Allen and Unwin 1975 - out of print
  • "Emma's Doll" Emma's Doll, Allen and Unwin 1976 - out of print
  • "Vanishing Trick" Vanishing Trick Harper Collins, 1981
  • "Sly Cormorant and Fishes" The Sly Cormorant and the Fishes: New Adaptations intro Poetry of the Aesop Fables, Kestrel 1977 - out of print
  • "Grave Gossip" Grave Gossip, Allen and Unwin 1979 - out of print
  • "Gangsters Ghosts and Dragonflies" Gangsters Ghosts and Dragon Flies: A Book of Story Poems (editor), Allen and Unwin 1981 - out of print
  • "Love Poems" Love Poems, Allen and Unwin 1981
  • "Gargling with Jelly" Gargling with Jelly: A Collection of Poems, Kestrel 1985 - out of print
  • "Storm Damage" Storm Damage, Unwin Hyman 1988
  • "Puffin Portable Poets" Puffin Portable Poets, (Brian Patten, Kit Wright, Roger McGough), Puffin 1990 - out of print
  • "Thawing Frozen Frogs" Thawing Frozen Frogs, Viking Children's 1990
  • "Puffin Book of Twentieth Century Children's Verse" The Puffin Book of Twentieth Century Children's Verse (editor), Viking Children's Books 1991 (revised Puffin 1999)
  • "Impossible Parents" Impossible Parents, Walker 1994 - out of print
  • "The Utter Nutters" The Utter Nutters, Viking Children's Books 1994 - out of print
  • "Storm Damage" Storm Damage, Flamingo 1995
  • "Armada" Armada, Flamingo 1996
  • "Another Day on your Foot..." Another Day on Your Foot and I Would Have Died (John Agard, Wendy Cope, Roger McGough, Adrian Mitchell and Brian Patten), Macmillan Children's Books 1997 - out of print
  • "Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry" The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry (editor), Puffin 1998
  • "Five finger-Piglets" Five Finger-Piglets: Poems (with Brian Patten, Jackie Kay, Carol Ann Duffy and Gareth Owen), Macmillan Children's Books 1999 - out of print
  • "The Blue and Green Ark" The Blue and Green Ark: An Alphabet for Planet Earth, Scholastic Press 1999 - out of print
  • "Juggling with Gerbils" Juggling with Gerbils, Puffin 2000
  • "The Impossible Parents go Green" The Impossible Parents Go Green, Walker 2000
  • "Walker Book of Funny Stories" The Walker Book of Funny Stories, Walker 2000
  • "The Story Giant" The Story Giant, Flamingo 2001
  • "Ben's Magic Telescope" Ben's Magic Telescope, Puffin 2003
  • "The Monster's Guide to Choosing a Pet" The Monster's Guide to Choosing a Pet Penguin Books Ltd, 2005
  • "Brian Patten Reading from his poems" Brian Patten Reading from his poems, CD, The Poetry Archive, 2006
  • "The Puffin Book of 20th Century Children's Verse" The Puffin Book of 20th Century Children's Verse Ed. Penguin Books Ltd, 2006
  • "Selected Poems" Selected Poems, Penguin Books 2007
  • "Collected Love Poems" The Collected Love Poems Harper Perennial 2007
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