A vexing subject for booklovers, I fear! I’m currently skirting round the issue because of having picked up a Penguin poetry anthology or two recently, and I’m a little worried that I might be in danger of starting to collect them. And the problem’s exacerbated by the fact that I already own a few…
When I dug about in my stacks I found I already had three Penguin Poetry anthologies:
But as I reported recently, I found the Penguin Book of Socialist Verse in the charity shop:
And “Poetry of the Thirties”, a more recent anthology, came through the post last month.
So there are five books in all! Does that constitute a collection? Is there a danger I shall start sniffing out other Penguin poetry compilations? And where does that leave *this* particular volume, which has connections to these anthologies, but also to another set of Penguin poets, which will become clearer in forthcoming days…. 🙂