Poems Please Me Prize 2014
The annual international competition is now open for entries.
Over £1,000 in prizes, plus artists’ illustrations of winning works.
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In the May 2014 Poems Please Me Newsletter we set 3 Quiz questions. (If you do not already receive the Newsletter, apply via the coupon above.)
So, the questions first, and then the answers.
1. Who wrote, and in which poem: 'Someone was at my water-trough,/And I, like a second comer, waiting...' (Great poem!)
2. Another poet and title for No 2: 'We're foot - slog - slog - slog - sloggin' over Africa!' (Not so great?)
3. "Only connect" - not a bad aspiration for a poet (and Poems Please Me aspires to promote accessible poems) - but the question, which novelist and in which novel is this the epigraph?
1. D H Lawrence in 'Snake' (recommended reading)
2. Rudyard Kipling in 'Boots' - 'Infantry Columns of the Earlier War' - the question quoted the opening line.
3. The novelist is E M (Edwin Morgan) Forster and the novel 'Howard's End'.
Here's an extra question about a poet... who was Edwin Morgan. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Morgan_(poet) for the answer.