Thanks to Todd Swift for organising a terrific reading last Thursday to launch the new Oxfam Poetry CD – we heard Simon Armitage, Wendy Cope, Ruth Padel, Charlie Dark, Patience Agbabi, Jo Shapcott, Peter Finch and Helen Farish all for FREE, with wine thrown in on top!
The performances were a showcase of various kinds of excellence, and the CDs were snapped up as eagerly as the wine afterwards. At £4.99 for 69 poems read by 69 poets – including all of the above plus the likes of Andrew Motion, Al Alvarez, Benjamin Zephaniah, Carol Ann Duffy, Dannie Abse, Fleur Adcock, John Hegley and Pam Ayres it would be hard to think of a reason not to buy this CD – especially when you consider that the money goes to support Oxfam’s work around the world. Pick up a copy from your local Oxfam shop – details on the Oxfam website.
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