The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Win Sum’ by Steven Arthur

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Steven says in his bio “I enjoy reading translated Roman poetry, literature on any kind of revolution, and a good epic once in a great moon.” and his poem of the week ‘Win Sum’ perfectly showcases this interest.

From the intrigue of the title through to the subject matter – this piece frames itself as a ‘classics’ poem – the language is rich with ancient images interspersed with more modern lan...

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'Ice Skating in New Orleans' by Paris Tate is Poem of the Week

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This weeks POTW choice is ‘Ice Skating in New Orleans’ by Paris Tate, a wonderful, chilly slice of nostalgia. Placing us alongside her on a makeshift ice-rink in the early 90s, Paris shows a remarkable grasp of subtlety and language to tell a tale and make our cheeks redden with the cold. A relative...

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'Haiku: Robin at New Year' by David Redfield is Poem of the Week

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Haiku: Robin at New Year’ by David Redfield. New Year is already fading into memory, but David’s beautifully focused poem brings it back to vibrant, twittering...

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Half-hearted’ by Ruby

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This week, Ruby adds her name to the ever-growing list of poets whose work has been awarded Poem of the Week. Her piece Half-hearted reminds us that a short, tightly crafted poem can be every bit as e...

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Potential’ by Rich

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Rich is starting 2019 by winning our Poem of the Week accolade for the first time with his muscular piece Potential. This poem is a treat for the senses. You can feel the winter cold, smell the fuel i...

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‘Freeman Street, Grimsby’ by David Cooke is our Poem of the Week

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The first Poem of the Week of 2019 (and a very Happy New Year to you all!) comes from David Cooke, who wins it for the second time. His poem Freeman Street, Grimsby is a beautifully observed piece, al...

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