To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy brings together a dazzling array of sixty contemporary poets to write about each of the sixty years of Her Majesty's reign.
An all star line up - which includes such celebrated writers as Simon Armitage, Gillian Clarke, Wendy Cope, Geoffrey Hill, Jackie Kay, Michael Longley, Andrew Motion, Don Paterson and Jo Shapcott, alongside some of the newest young talent around - address a moment or event from their chosen year, be it of personal or political significance or both.
Through a series of specially commissioned poems, Jubilee Lines offers a unique portrayal of the country and times in which we have lived since 1953, culminating in an essential portrait of today: the way we speak, the way we chronicle, the way we love and fight, the way we honour and remember.
Brilliantly introduced by Carol Ann Duffy, Jubilee Lines is an unforgettable commemoration: not only of a monarch's reign but of a way of life.
Download 60 Poems for 60 Years - for FREE
To celebrate National Poetry Day 2012 Faber is giving away a free audio download of all sixty poems from Jubilee Lines, read by actors Dan Stevens, Samantha Bond, Lyndsey Marshal and Alex Lanipekun. Just a few clicks and the poems are yours. Download here.
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Explore 60 Years in 60 Poems through sound recordings and film footage at jubileelines.com.
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