Funky Chickens

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Penguin UK, Jul 31, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
A second irreverent collection of poetry for children touching on anything from vegetables to the Queen and from sewage to the sun. There's plenty of humour as well as poems on racism, pollution and the murder of a cat.
 

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Contents

NATURAL ANTHEM
HEALTH FOOD STOP
YORKS SCHOOL REPORT
FOR WORD
LIBRARY OLOGY
SERIOUS LUV
JELLYVISION
THE BUSKER
UN UNITED NEIGHBOURS
KISS AND SMELL
NO REASON NO RHYME
HEALTH CARE
ALL YOU SEA
DOWN TO EARTH
DEREK IN HEAVEN
GOOD HOPE

BIRTHRIGHTS
I DE RAP GUY
IF YU SEE
IF YU HEAR
POETICS
EPIC
PLAY DAZE
THOUGHT FOR MONDAY
NOBODY DE GREAT
DE RONG SONG
ONLY ME
DE MAGIC POEM
GOOD COMPANY
THIS ORANGE TREE
IF YU SMELL
IF YU TASTE
IF YU TOUCH
DANNY LIVES ON
SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT
GOING LOTTO
FAIR DEAL
WALKING BLACK HOME
PROTEST POETS
DOUBLE TALK
FOOTBALL MAD
BIG BABY
HOME ALONE
HIPHOP COP
WRITE A WAY
PENCIL ME IN
FUNKY CHICKEN
INDEX OF FIRST LINES
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About the author (1997)

Benjamin Zephaniah was born in Birmingham and moved to London when he was 22. He has written acclaimed poetry collections for adults and for children. He has his own band and has made rap and dub ranting art forms by combining poetry with music. He spends much time visiting schools, youth clubs and prisons. Benjamin Zephaniah made headline news when he was short-listed for the Chair of Poetry at Oxford University. He lives in London.

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