'Skiffle' by Leon Stolgard is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is  'Skiffle' by Leon Stolgard. Skiffle orginated as a term in the US in the first half of the 20th century, and became popular in the Uk in the 1950s, where it was asociated with artists such as Lonnie Donegan. He spurred a skiffle craze, a grassroots movment in which youngsters bought, improvised, or built their own instruments, such as the tea-chest bass, creating, as the poem says, "...

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