The Icing Hand by Tony Harrison About this poet

Tony Harrison reads his own poem celebrating his father’s creativity.

Length: 1:47m   Topics: Family, Fathers, Fathers' Day, Memories, Relationships,
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Angela Topping | 24 October 2010

Tony Harrison, like me and so many other poets, benefited from the free grammar school education for bright working class kids provided by the 1945 Education Act. I am a fan of his work but I think his very best poems are the ones which celebrate his working class roots and his father and mother’s love for him and each other. This is yet another touching poem of his, and he does read them so well.


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