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TEN REASONS FOR BUYING POETRY

That is to say, ten good reasons.

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Guest — Stephen Parr
Buying chocolate-coated poetry is even better, cos it releases endorphins while you read it!
Sunday, 04 October 2015 12:21
Guest — Nell
Actually I forgot to mention reason 11 (which you've just subverted, Stephen): poetry isn't fattening.
Sunday, 04 October 2015 15:31
Guest — William Thirsk-Gaskill
A signed, first-edition poetry book makes a very economical, personal Christmas present.
Monday, 05 October 2015 00:31
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POETRY BOOK FAIR FIVE

The 5th Free Verse Poetry Book Fair at the Conway Hall last Saturday was . . .

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Guest — elizabeth
Ah! Great fun! I like the slanted one (Emily-esque) and I think I might be able to guess which is David Collard's :-)
Thursday, 01 October 2015 23:30
Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
Oh I'd have loved to be there, and how? But... for once I loved where I was even more - BookFest in Appledore, gnawing my nails t... Read More
Saturday, 03 October 2015 15:39
Guest — Teika Bellamy
A lovely round-up of the day. I was very pleased to have met you (though at Red Squirrel's stall, and not your stall!) and look fo... Read More
Sunday, 04 October 2015 16:04
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The Tale of HB, a Serious and Ambitious Poet who was Remembered for being Extremely Silly.

The fact is this house is beginning to resemble my brain, in which bits of rhyme and reason are all jumbled up together in a glorious mess. Half the time, I don’t know who wrote what or where. Only that someone did.

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THE LEGACY OF SILLY SONGS

Think the oral tradition is lost? Wrong. We’re more drenched in it than ever.

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Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
All this poetry at your fingertips as a child, as you say, Nell. Rehearsed with delight as a parent. Re-learned with new understan... Read More
Sunday, 23 August 2015 11:16
Guest — Brigid Sivill
I once turned up at a school, I think in rural Pakistan, where hundreds of children were milling in the playground but no teachers... Read More
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 08:11
Guest — Tristan Moss
Dear Nell, I love this post and have always loved the rhyme - it was the first one my kids (now 3 and 4) learnt by heart and the... Read More
Thursday, 03 September 2015 09:16
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A NEAT LITTLE ROW OF POEMS?

Sometimes, compared to the pressing matters of the world, it feels self-indulgent and pointless.

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Guest — Hilary Menos
Thank you Nell, lovely post and lovely poem x
Sunday, 16 August 2015 10:10
Guest — Davina
But is it 'attention-seeking'? Isn't it more a way of paying attention, of listening to the moment, and bringing into that moment ... Read More
Sunday, 16 August 2015 10:38
Guest — Jinny Fisher
Thank you, Nell. Maybe one to learn, as a response to the question of "what's the point?"
Sunday, 16 August 2015 10:52
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POETRY AND PRAYER

When I was about twelve years old, my mother had the idea of making an anthology of science fiction poetry.

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Guest — Jenny Swann
So sorry to hear your mother has died, Nell. Nothing prepares one, however much of a release for them. Lovely to picture mother a... Read More
Sunday, 09 August 2015 10:22
Guest — Stephen Payne
Very beautiful Nell. Thinking of you, Stephen x
Sunday, 09 August 2015 10:34
Guest — Jenny Elliott
Thinking of you and your mother and a million suns turning their planets. Jennyx
Sunday, 09 August 2015 12:16
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