The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Missing Soul’ by Joanna Halliday

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As Autumn kicks into gear we welcome a new face: Joanna Halliday, whose piece 'Missing Soul' becomes the latest Poem of the Week. As always, you'll find the poem in this article if you missed it when it was first posted on Write Out Loud, along with Joanna's answers to our Q&A. Happy reading!


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