These are the Moments that Poetry Brings

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As some of you may know, I run a monthly open mic poetry night in Warwickshire.  For many of us, the organisation of such an event is a labour of love taken on not for financial gain but for the joy of spreading, sharing and encouraging the appreciation of poetry for whomever should walk through the doors, be they amateur, artist, admirer or …at the wrong venue.  Our August date was one to remembe...

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Modern Times; Don't decry Manchester students' Actions

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This week we saw a widely reported news story in the UK about students at Manchester University who defaced a mural on their campus displaying Rudyard Kipling’s The White Man’s Burden.  The poem, they said, was utterly unacceptable and Kipling was a racist.  It got me thinking, not about whether or ...

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Please don't apologise: Swear!

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Swearing, profanity, expletive or just plain crude, does the risk of causing offence outweigh the literary effect a writer or performer can achieve by using a rude word?  Parental Warnings aside, shou...

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Competing For Audience Attention: Is Poetry Enough?

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Why do people go to poetry events?  Or, perhaps more pertinent in the light of some of my recent experiences might be the question; Why don’t people go to poetry events?  Thankfully the success of man...

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Welcome

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Write Out Quiet, the Ezine section of Write Out Loud.  I have assembled a talented team and communicated an artistic vision that I wish to ...

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