Paging Doctor Jazz

By John Lucas (ed.)

Price: £10

ISBN: 1 904886 08 6

The first anthology of poems about jazz to be published in the UK.

Among the all-star line up are Kingsley Amis, Jim Burns, Barry Cole, John Cotton, Douglas Dunn, Roy Fisher, Michael Foley, Roger Garfitt, John Harvey, Richard Kell, Philip Larkin, Michael Longley, Adrian Mitchell, John Mole, Graham Mort, Sean O’Brien, Christopher Pilling, Neil Powell, Peter Scupham, James Simmons, Matt Simpson, George Szirtes, Gael Turnbull, John Wain and John Hartley Williams.

And the subjects range from Louis Armstrong to Fats Waller, Albert Ayler to Ben Webster.

Fifty-five poets in all, with over a hundred poems, celebrating the men and women who made and continue to make the music.