The Poem of the Week is 'The Dolphins Seemed Unfriendly' by Dominic James

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This week's Poem of the Week is 'The Dolphins Seemed Unfriendly' by Dominic James, an alliterative master-class that drops us in the Med, talks of Paxos and Pan, and is delivered with the unfettered imagination and skill of a true poet. A beautiful piece of writing sure to transport you the way only poetry can - just mind you don't get seasick.


Below Dominic answers our Q&A and reveals some more about his writing proce...

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