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Dad the Donkey's on Fire

Ian McMillan

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ISBN: 978 0 856358 06 7
Categories: 20th Century, Humour
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: November 1997
215 x 136 x 10 mm
144 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • A mixture of stories, poems and autobiography: the donkey survives the fire, and the poet survives in a northern world where the sun does not shine equally or often on all and where Postman Pat pens a suicide note, maddened by his theme tune, but keeps on driving all the same. Ian McMillan is a regular radio and television presenter and contributor to "NMW" and other magazines.
    Ian McMillan was born in Barnsley in 1956. He published his first Carcanet book of poems, The Changing Problem, in 1980. Now It Can Be Told appeared in 1983, Dad, the Donkey's On Fire in 1994. Selected Poems (Poetry Book Society Recommendation) has gone through several printings, and I Found ... read more
    Praise for Ian McMillan
    '€˜The John Peel of poetry.'
    Alec Finlay
    'An inspiring figure, an encouraging & democratic spirit, a strong & popular poet and one of the funniest people in Britain.'
    Poetry News
    '€˜World-class - one of today'€™s greatest poetry performers.'
    Carol Ann Duffy
    '€˜A force of nature.'
    Guardian
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