A collection of childhood themed poems.

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Critically-acclaimed poet Julia Copus writes in the foreword to this childhood-themed poetry volume: ‘We carry our childhood selves within us for the duration of our lives’, and the anthology explores this aspect – the child within. This volume of Riptide poetry published by Dirt Pie Press was produced in collaboration with extreme imagination Exeter Children’s Literature Festival 2013, and it is the forerunner to the launch of our new journal – Canto Poetry – www.cantopoetry.co.uk

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Table of Contents

Foreword – Julia Copus 7

What We Knew In 1947  ̶  Jeanie Greensfelder 9

Finding Popeye – Julia Deakin 10

Signs – Rhea Chung Pomonis 11

World-stretching – Robyn Bolam 12

Frontier – Emma Phillips 13

Bête Jaune – Matt Bryden 14

Antarctica – Charlotte Innes 15

Circa 1962 – Sally Flint 16

A Grip Too Far – Matt Harvey 17

Refugees – Jacky Tarleton 18

Cumulus – Vivien Jones 19

First Day of Spring – Shirley Elmokadem 20

Victoria – Vicki Feaver 21

The Doll with a China Head – Vicki Feaver 22

My Bower – Vicki Feaver 24

A Princess Laments – Judith Drazin 25

Fable – Matt Bryden 26

Child to Cherub – Maggie Cartridge 27

Gutting Fish – Jackie Brewster 28

Curious Girl – Charlotte Innes 29

Conch – Wes Lee 30

The Drive – Jane Draycott 31

Rain – Jane Draycott 32

A Cliff Top Revisited – Philip Burton 33

Waving Away – Virginia Baily 34

Something Red – Ben Smith 36

Before La Grande Jatte – Jeremy Dixon 37

Imaginary Friend – Matt Harvey 38

Contributors – 41