‘The Black Heart’ by Anya is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘The Black Heart’ by Anya. It’s the second time she has had her work chosen for this – quite an achievement for a poet who’s writing in their second language. We hope you enjoy it!

What got you into writing poetry?

I think that poetry has found me. I needed it so bad! So it came to me...
Gave me a chance to express myself in a healing way. I had so...

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'Sex' by Hallielle Rose Dawson is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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‘Sex’ by Hallielle Rose Dawson is the new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week. In her answers to our questions Hallielle, who is a paramedic, said that she started writing poetry seriously about three years ago, after producing poems "sporadically" in her teenage years. She added that poetry acted as a...

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'Edward Lear rewrites The Flea by John Donne' by Marnanel Thurman is Write Out Loud Poem of the Week

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Congratulations to Marnanel Thurman, whose poem 'Edward Lear rewrites "The Flea" by John Donne' is our Write Out Loud Poem of the Week. Here are the responses to our Q&A 

 

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Reconciliation by Ray Pool is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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This week’s Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is Reconciliation by Ray Pool.  This is the third time Ray's work has been selected as Poet of the Week, so many congratulations to him once again.  Ray is ...

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Our Poem of the Week is ‘Purpose is defeated’ by Kporho Vwede Daniel

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This week, we’ve chosen Purpose is Defeated, by Kphoro Vwede Daniel from Warri, in the Delta state of Nigeria. His poem holds a mirror up to the political situation in his country, and his answers to ...

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‘Bye bye blackbird’ by Ray Pool is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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With his poem Bye Bye Blackbird,  Write Out Loud regular Ray Pool finds himself awarded the accolade of Poem of the Week for the second time. Members of our team met up at a Walthamstow tea-room, ate ...

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Jennifer Malden's Mediterranean August is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week!

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Jennifer Malden lives in Italy and, apparently, loves it there, in particular Sardinia.  That wonderful Mediterranean air and lifestyle have clearly given her the freedom and head-space to write this ...

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‘One of those Weird Unexpected Moments’ by Hazel Ettridge is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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One of those weird unexpected moments certainly attracted some comments when Hazel Ettridge posted it on Write Out Loud.  Her modest response to being chosen as Poem of the Week was to say ‘Thanks, bu...

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'Cafe Blues / space cowboy poem' by Damon Blackery is Poem of the Week

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Cafe Blues / space cowboy poem by Damon Blackery is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week.  Congratulations to Damon who, aside from his poetry, is a man of few and considered words: "My art is about my f...

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‘Summertime’ by Jan Oskar Hansen is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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Jan Oskar Hansen is Norwegian, and has been a regular contributor to Write Out Loud for over four years. His poems often draw on his experiences as a sailor, or explore his memories. Jan is clearly a ...

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‘The Videomatic Tutor’ by Keith Jeffries is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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Keith Jeffries lives in the Canary Islands – a reminder to us all of the international reach of Write Out Loud – and looks back to the years of National Service in his poem The Videomatic Tutor, obser...

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‘That Thing In The Cupboard’ by Hannah Collins is our Poem of the Week

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This week, we offer our congratulations to Hannah Collins, whose piece That Thing In The Cupboard has been chosen as Poem of the Week. On her profile, Hannah says ‘I believe poetry is best when shared...

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Anti-seagull by Darren J Beaney is the Write Out Loud Poem of the week!

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This week congratulations are due to Darren J Beaney whose poem Anti-seagull is our Poem of the week!

Darren describes himself as an OAP – Old Age Punk, and his poetic influences tend towards the e...

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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 o...

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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 s...

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

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Congratulations to Albert Tatlock for becoming the latest winner of Write Out Loud Poem of the Week with his piece ‘Backpacking in Nepal, June 1971'. When we asked him to reply to our questions he pai...

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

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Our final Write Out Loud Poem of the Week for April is ‘Killing the Piano’ by Joe Williams. Joe’s a performance poet from Leeds, and – as you’ll see if you check out his Write Out Loud profile – has q...

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

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As April draws to a close, the new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘The Unlucky Vicar’ by Hugh. A light-hearted piece which shows that men of the cloth are as prey to human frailties as the rest of...

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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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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Epitaph for Gregory O’Donoghue’ by Frances Macaulay Forde, a tribute to the Irish poet who died in 2005. In the poem Frances recalls workshops with O’Donogh...

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

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Cycle of Life’ by Anya. This is a thoughtful, reflective piece which attracted a lot of comment when it first appeared in our blogs. As she explains in her ...

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

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This week’s Poem of the Week is  'The Robin' by Charlotte Bergman. On her profile she says:

“I am a 19 years-old acting student from England. I'm also a singer, Lover of all things Harry Potter, He...

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

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Ian Whiteley is a Write Out Loud regular – his profile has had over half a million views – and very active on the live poetry scene, performing as part of political/music/comedy four-piece combo Bard ...

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'St Matthew and the Beatles' by Alex W is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘St Matthew and the Beatles’ by Alex W. It’s a poem about the instruction in St Matthew’s Gospel in the Bible to “love thy neighbour”. In the poem he asks wh...

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'Courtyard in Snow' by Tom Harding is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Courtyard in Snow’ by Tom Harding. Tom lives in Northampton and edits the Northampton Poetry Review, an online and print journal that also covers fiction an...

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'Far Away in My Living Room When We Have Real 3d Television' by Suki Spangles is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Far Away In My Living Room When We Have Real 3d Television’ by Suki Spangles, a futuristic poem – although not too futuristic – about watching “real people ...

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'Dear Sad Friend' by Ruby is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Dear Sad Friend’ by Ruby. In her Q&A responses she reveals that she began writing poetry around the age of 12, and although she calls herself quiet and intr...

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'Sea-faring' by Zach Dafoe is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘sea-faring’ by Zach Dafoe. In a detailed interview with Write Out Loud he talks of writing about “urban scapes, waxen-wood karaoke bars, boxing rings, hospi...

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'Three Short Poems About Mark E Smith' by Andy N is Poem of the Week

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‘Three Short Poems about Mark E Smith’  by Andy N is Write Out Loud’s Poem – or poems - of the Week. These poems represent the three occasions – at a gig, in a pub, and at a bus station - that Andy en...

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'Roots and branches' by David T Jones is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Roots and branches’ by David T Jones. It’s a poem about “old Cwmbran” in south Wales, and with lines such as “while age sat weary on the family’s creaking r...

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'Presidents Club' by Shirley-Anne Kennedy is Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Presidents Club’ by Shirley-Anne Kennedy. It’s a topical poem, and each stanza begins with the refrain: “I hoped we had left it all behind.” Poetry is in he...

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'100 Reasons to Plant a Tree' by Tim Ellis is Write Out Loud Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘100 Reasons to Plant a Tree’ by Tim Ellis.  In his Q&A he explains that this poem is a part of a collection about climate change.  He also talks about how t...

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'Song for the old year' by John Marks is Write Out Loud Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Song for the old year’ by John Marks, a 14-line poem about winter weather and birdsong. In his answers to our questions John says he is interested in shorte...

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'Snippets 2' by Ghost is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Snippets 2’ by Ghost, a young Korean American born in Middletown, New York. ‘Snippets 2’ is a powerful and poignant poem despite its unassuming title.  In h...

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'Resistance' by John Short is Write Out Loud's first Poem of the Week for 2018

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The first Write Out Loud Poem of the Week in 2018 is ‘Resistance’ by John Short. According to his profile, John spent some years in the south of Europe working in fields and factories and as an Englis...

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