Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week is 'Random note 1' by Alex J.J.

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This week, we offer our congratulations to Alex J.J for his beautiful piece Random Note 1. On his profile Alex says of himself:
Born in Middletown, NY. Korean American. Aspiring poet and writer. 19yr old boy who just wants to run off somewhere far away and grow bored for a long time.


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The audio poem 'Tick Tock’ by Xoanxo is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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Xoanxo is an artist who sees his poems as being the result of collaboration with his surroundings. This Poem of the Week is unusual and distinctive in that it's one you need to listen to rather than simply read. Tick Tock comes with a stunningly beautiful audio file which is an integral part of the ...

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‘Backpacking in Nepal, June 1971’ by Albert Tatlock is our Poem of the Week

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‘Killing the Piano’ by Joe Williams is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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‘The Unlucky Vicar’ by Hugh is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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'Epitaph for Gregory O'Donoghue' by Frances Macaulay Forde is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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‘Cycle of Life’ by Anya is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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'The Robin' by Charlotte Bergman is Write Out Loud's new Poem of the Week

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‘A Memory of Rhinoceroses’ by Ian Whiteley is our Poem of the Week

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