Two galleries are viewable as eBooks with the poems that inspired the illustrations: Pure Silver and Movement. You can also read the poems each on its own webpage (along with one or two illustrations) via our Poems page – or simply view the illustrations via the galleries below.
Photo: Jurassic Coast (UK World Heritage Site in Devon & Dorset)
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Pure Silver – 2015Click picture to browse eBook of illustrated winning poems
MovementClick picture for 2014 eBook of illustrated winning poems
Dylan Thomas GalleryClick photo to go to Gallery page
Newsletter QUIZ Answers
1 Mary Wilson
2 Ted Hughes
3 Youthful founders of Caedmon who recorded Dylan Thomas in New York in 1952. Look up 'Dylan Thomas: The Caedmon Collection' (Harper Audio) - with intelligent intros by Billy Collins
4 Mahmoud Darwish
5 Rudyard Kipling
1 Cento. 2 Mistress Jean in 'The Collier Laddie' by Robert Burns. 3 'The Deserted Village' by Oliver Goldsmith.
Here are the questions again... the answers come as photos & captions) on THIS page (click to open in a new window) -
1. Which poet is shown - at which railway station - gazing up, holding his hat on his head and holding a bag with his other hand?
2. Which poet, in which city, is shown standing with one hand on a wardrobe door, the other on an empty chair?
3. Which assassinated poet, in which city, is shown freeing a dove from his hands?
4. Which poet is shown seated on a park bench, and in which city?
5. Which poet, in which city, is shown seated on a chair in its Maritime Quarter - and, for good measure, name the same poet's fictional blind sea captain, whose statue is close by.
May Quiz (Autumn is above)
From the May 2014 Newsletter: questions first, 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. Click this Wikipedia link for the answer