Happy Birthday Penguin

A woman I know won a world trip around the turn of the century in a competition that asked for the greatest invention of the twentieth century. Her answer? The Penguin Paperback.

This Penguin site announces a new range of pocketbooks to celebrate their 70th birthday; nice graphics and use of Flash, but not a great deal of poetry on display as you’d probably expect for a publisher who made their name in fiction. I did buy a pocketbook by Redmond O’Hanlon called Borneo and the Poet (about O’Hanlon’s trip to the Borneo jungle with the ‘unnerved’ poet James Fenton and will buy the Roger McCough one, The State of Poetry, as well.

Happy Birthday Penguin


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