The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Pay Attention’ by Kate G

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This week’s Poem of the Week is ‘Pay Attention’ by Kate G, an ode to the world’s ultimate givers, the oft overlooked tree. ‘Pay Attention’ is rich with colour and imagery and utilizes an excellent last line to bring home the theme of the piece. It is a confident and insightful piece of writing and well deserving of the title of Poem of the Week. Below, Kate answers our Q&A and reveals a little more about herself and her love o...

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