The poem

Kites, by Ian Pople


by Ian Pople

Copyright Ian Pople 2022, by kind permission of Carcanet Press Ltd. Ian Pople was born in Ipswich and educated at the British Council, Athens and the Universities of Aston and Manchester. He has taught English at secondary level and in higher education in Sudan, Greece, Saudi Arabia and the UK universities of Salford and Manchester.

His first collection of poetry, The Glass Enclosure (Arc, 1996), won a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1997.“Kites” is from his latest collection: Spillway: New and Collected Poems, out in June

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