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Get yourselves to York

Our poem of the month is by
much-published poet and photographer Oz Hardwick.
Oz has just co-founded Speakers’ Corner, an open mic night for spoken word performers held on the second Wednesday of each month upstairs at The Yorkshire Terrier, Stonegate, York. Get yourselves there, and read more about Oz in poets' profile.
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Hovis Presley remembered in The Independent

Hovis Presley was a mentor to Write Out Loud. We celebrated his life - yet again - at Oxford last week. The Independent has kindly allowed us to use, on this site, the wonderful obituary written by Toby Hadoke. And we urge you to attend one of our gigs if you want to buy a copy of his fabulous Poeti...

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February poem

Clare Kirwan provides this month's poem, If I was. A wistful, pastoral poem in the style of Wordsworth - it aint! Funny, it is. But, you judge, and comment if you wish on the discussion pages.
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If I was…

If I was string I’d want you to unwind me If I was spices I’d want you to grind me If I was a contract I’d want you to bind me But I’m a missing cog, a little lost dog – so just find me ...

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