The Twelve

Poems from the Tower Poetry Summer School 2010

Edited by Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott, participants who contributed to The Twelve were

Daniel Barrow
Nicholas Beaumont
Julia Goroszeniuk
Emily Harrison
Hugo Havranek
Leila Morad
Anna Savory
Honora Spicer
Chloe Stopa-Hunt
Fred Temple
Charlotte Turner
Katie Woods


2nd June 1916; From Even Ashes; The Orchards, Breathing; Edge – Laika; Jigsaw – Dechoreography; Reveille; L’Heure Bleue – It Started With Odd Socks; Le Fléau De Ma Vie; Trumpet; Post-it Notes; Old Age – To his absent love; On not being Tony; Apollo’s Ghazal; Bitesize rhetoric; Train to Nowhere – ‘I knew this sea was eternal, I was eternal’; Nectar; High Sea; Felicity; Peckover House; Before – Rubai; Jack-A-Roe; Ghazal; Delia; Roundel Redouble – August gusts; Unstuffed; Untitled; The basis awakeness; My decision; Untitled – I emulate the gentleness; Carolina; The Bacchae; Ghazal – Holocaust; Ec-Socio; Hurt; Voices; Foundation; Epilepsy; To the Slums – Tech.; Get me wrong; Musings of a coffee shop worker watching elderly patrons; This is it.; Life beyond – The Festival; Tattoo; Donors; “Brazen Bull”

ISBN  978-0-9549932-7-6/ Published 2011

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‘We were impressed by how much their work had developed over the week, showing maturity, vision, formal skill and considerable invention. The students read with clarity and confidence and reminded us, through their poems, why Tower Poetry is so important.’
Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott (from the Preface)