'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 the environment is his key concern as a poet – “we need to learn to look after the world or there will be no world worth living in” - and how performing his poems has included reading them at demos and...

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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 shorter poems and in adapting the sonnet form to “a modern milieu”.  He is inspired by poetry from the pas...

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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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