Poems That Make Grown Men and Women Cry

"Despite the male tear duct being larger than the female, studies have consistently shown that from around the age of ten a divergence occurs and thereafter boys cry far less than girls. Whether this is down to cultural or biological reasons, the sad truth is that the male of our species has not always been allowed to cry". – Ben Holden

This is such an issue that Ben and his dad Anthony Holden decided to compile the anthology 'Poems That Make Grown Men Cry' and then its twin ‘Poems That Make Grown Women Cry’.

Helen Langridge convinced many of the contributors to be filmed reading the poems that bring tears to their eyes.