A Poetry Archive recording by

Brian Patten

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These poems 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"

  • 14 -

  • 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 -

  • 26 -
    "The right mask"

  • 27 -
    "Into my mirror has walked"

  • 28 -
    "Angel wings"

  • 29 -
    "Sometimes it Happens"

  • 30 -

  • 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 -

  • 39 -
    "Inessential Things"

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

  • 41 -
    "Blindness"


Select bibliography

  • The Liverpool Scene, (contributor), Donald Carroll 1967 - out of print
  • The Mersey Sound: Penguin Modern Poets 10, (Roger McGough, Adrian Henri and Brian Patten), Penguin 1967 / 1980 / 2005
  • Little Johnny's Confession, Allen and Unwin 1967 - out of print
  • Notes to the Hurrying Man: Poems Winter '66-Summer '68, Allen and Unwin 1969 - out of print
  • The Elephant and the Flower: Almost-Fables, Allen and Unwin 1970 - out of print
  • Walking Out: The Early Poems of Brian Patten, Traniscan 1971 - out of print
  • When You Wake Tomorrow, Turret Books 1971 - out of print
  • And Sometimes it Happens, Steam Press 1972 - out of print
  • Jumping Mouse, Allen and Unwin 1972 - out of print
  • 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: Poems for Shelter (co-edited with Pat Krett), Allen and Unwin 1973 - out of print
  • Mr. Moon's Last Case, Allen and Unwin 1975 - out of print
  • Emma's Doll, Allen and Unwin 1976 - out of print
  • Vanishing Trick Harper Collins, 1981
  • The Sly Cormorant and the Fishes: New Adaptations intro Poetry of the Aesop Fables, Kestrel 1977 - out of print
  • Grave Gossip, Allen and Unwin 1979 - out of print
  • Gangsters Ghosts and Dragon Flies: A Book of Story Poems (editor), Allen and Unwin 1981 - out of print
  • Love Poems, Allen and Unwin 1981
  • Gargling with Jelly: A Collection of Poems, Kestrel 1985 - out of print
  • Storm Damage, Unwin Hyman 1988
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  • Puffin Portable Poets, (Brian Patten, Kit Wright, Roger McGough), Puffin 1990 - out of print
  • Thawing Frozen Frogs, Viking Children's 1990
  • The Puffin Book of Twentieth Century Children's Verse (editor), Viking Children's Books 1991 (revised Puffin 1999)
  • Impossible Parents, Walker 1994 - out of print
  • The Utter Nutters, Viking Children's Books 1994 - out of print
  • Storm Damage, Flamingo 1995
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  • Armada, Flamingo 1996
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  • 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
  • The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry (editor), Puffin 1998
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  • 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: An Alphabet for Planet Earth, Scholastic Press 1999 - out of print
  • Juggling with Gerbils, Puffin 2000
  • The Impossible Parents Go Green, Walker 2000
  • The Walker Book of Funny Stories, Walker 2000
  • The Story Giant, Flamingo 2001
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  • Ben's Magic Telescope, Puffin 2003
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  • The Monster's Guide to Choosing a Pet Penguin Books Ltd, 2005
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  • Brian Patten Reading from his poems, CD, The Poetry Archive, 2006
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  • The Puffin Book of 20th Century Children's Verse Ed. Penguin Books Ltd, 2006
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  • Selected Poems, Penguin Books 2007
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  • The Collected Love Poems Harper Perennial 2007
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