Talking Turkeys is an unconventional collection of straight-talking poems about heroes, revolutions, racism, love and animal rights, among other subjects, that will entice many new readers to poetry. A ground-breaking children’s poetry collection – playful, clever and provocative – this is performance poetry on the page at its very best.
I used to think nurses
I used to think police
I used to think poets
Until I became one of them.
Benjamin Zephaniah is one of the most high-profile authors writing today, with an enormous breadth of appeal, equally popular with adults and children. His collections Talking Turkeys, Wicked World and Funky Chickens broke new ground in children’s poetry. He is the only Rastafarian poet to be shortlisted for the Chairs of Poetry for both Oxford and Cambridge University and has been listed in The Times’ list of 50 greatest post-war writers.