‘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 us. As you’ll see in his answers to the questions we sent him, Hugh is a man of few words who prefers to let his poems speak for him!

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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’Donoghue at the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, and how such sessions naturally included liquid lunches...

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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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