‘The Voice of the Commons’ by Janey Colbourne is our Poem of the Week

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This week, Janey Colbourne is awarded the Poem of the Week accolade for the first time. Her poem The Voice of the Commons attracted a lot of praise when it was first posted on Write Out Loud, and we're delighted to bring you her responses to our Q&A.


What got you into writing poetry?
Actually I came to poetry through a serious illness. I had to give up my job at the time and have a couple of operations. I was spending...

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