Time to take a break for Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week is taking a break for the summer. After more than three successful years that have revealed the breadth and depth of poetic talent on this poetry website on numerous occasions, we feel it might be time to refresh its format. We know that it’s been a very popular feature as a showcase for poets that use this site, and that many of you contribute to it with your com...

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'Happy Tuesday' by Lisa C Bassignani is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Happy Tuesday’ by Lisa C Bassignani - a lip-smacker of a poem with ingredients that include an “extra-tall margarita”, chips and a “king-size” burrito, as well as “fajitas sizzlling at the next table” and “the aroma of onions”. It’s a poem about a moment –...

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'Log In*' by Laura Taylor is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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This week's Poem of the Week is 'Log In*' by Laura Taylor, a wonderful reflection on a life as seen through both the physical memories held and the clever device of internet security. Laura has create...

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The Poem of the Week is 'Now Birds Ravage The Cherries' by Devon Brock

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The Poem of the Week is 'Now Birds Ravage the Cherries' by Devon Brock. Utilising nostalgia and metaphor as a poetic framework for something much deeper, Devon once again shows he can capture a moment...

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The Poem of the Week is 'Ring Around the Poison Ivy' by Mae Foreman

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This weeks Poerm of the Week is 'Ring Around the Poison Ivy' by Mae Foreman. A hypnotic nursery rhyme with a dark heart, like all the best rhymes it juxtaposes bright imagery with a darker, more serio...

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'My Point is Circular' by Alexandra Parapadakis is Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘My Point is Circular’ by Alexandra Parapadakis. The last line of her poem says: “Ask me what I mean!” So we did. Alexandra said that the poem “tries to comm...

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The Poem of the Week is 'While the Blackbird Sings' by Dorothy Webb

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This week's Poem of the Week is 'While the Blackbird Sings' by Dorothy Webb, a whimsical tale of wildife and wonder.

The piece is cleverly constructed and while it appears slight and almost musical...

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'Star Scran and Honey Madness' by Kealan Coady is Write Out Loud Poem of the Week

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Our Poem of the Week is 'Star Scran and Honey Madness' by Kealan Coady, a breathless piece of psychedelia that drips with deep space imagery and invites us to trip the light fantastic. Though we start...

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is 'Book End' by Jonathan Humble

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This weeks Poem of the Week is 'Book End' by Jonathan Humble, a quietly powerful, timeless piece of poetry that focuses on the slow disintegration of a life outside the public library. With its strong...

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The Poem of the Week is 'Texas Tornadoes and the Power of Prayer' by Randy Horton

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Our Poem of the Week this time round is 'Texas Tornadoes and the Power of Prayer' by Randy Horton, a tale of small town apocalypse that beguiles us with its use of language and narrative. Randy forego...

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is 'Once Upon a Time' by Laura Taylor

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This weeks Poem of the Week is 'Once Upon a Time' by Laura Taylor, a piece written for NaPoWriMo from the prompt 'write something that involves a story or action that unfolds over an appreciable lengt...

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is 'Lie With Poetry' by Becky Who

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This week's Poem of the Week is 'Lie With Poetry' by Becky Who, a beautiful ode to poetry and all it does for us. Beginning with the line 'If I could lie with poetry as if beside a lover' this wonder ...

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is 'Shoes' by D.Knape

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This week's Poem of the Week is 'Shoes' by D.Knape, a humorous look at the oft forgotten load-bearers that take us places, serve our needs and are then put in the cupboard until the next time they are...

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Dorothy Webb's 'The Silent March of 2001' is Poem of the Week

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This week’s Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘The Silent March of 2001’ by Dorothy Webb, a powerful piece remembering the often forgotten side of the foot and mouth outbreak of 2001. The poem relate...

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Trevor Homer's 'When in Some Distant Time (For Imogen)’ is Poem of the Week

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This week’s Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘When in Some Distant Time (For Imogen)’’ by Trevor Homer, a touching and nostalgic recollection of a distant time and a special memory. Trevor’s piece i...

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Pay Attention’ by Kate G

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This week’s Poem of the Week is ‘Pay Attention’ by Kate G, an ode to the world’s ultimate givers, the oft overlooked tree. ‘Pay Attention’ is rich with colour and imagery and utilizes an excellent las...

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Win Sum’ by Steven Arthur

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Steven says in his bio “I enjoy reading translated Roman poetry, literature on any kind of revolution, and a good epic once in a great moon.” and his poem of the week ‘Win Sum’ perfectly showcases thi...

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'Ice Skating in New Orleans' by Paris Tate is Poem of the Week

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This weeks POTW choice is ‘Ice Skating in New Orleans’ by Paris Tate, a wonderful, chilly slice of nostalgia. Placing us alongside her on a makeshift ice-rink in the early 90s, Paris shows a remarkabl...

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'Haiku: Robin at New Year' by David Redfield is Poem of the Week

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Haiku: Robin at New Year’ by David Redfield. New Year is already fading into memory, but David’s beautifully focused poem brings it back to vibrant, twittering...

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Half-hearted’ by Ruby

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This week, Ruby adds her name to the ever-growing list of poets whose work has been awarded Poem of the Week. Her piece Half-hearted reminds us that a short, tightly crafted poem can be every bit as e...

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The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Potential’ by Rich

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Rich is starting 2019 by winning our Poem of the Week accolade for the first time with his muscular piece Potential. This poem is a treat for the senses. You can feel the winter cold, smell the fuel i...

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‘Freeman Street, Grimsby’ by David Cooke is our Poem of the Week

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The first Poem of the Week of 2019 (and a very Happy New Year to you all!) comes from David Cooke, who wins it for the second time. His poem Freeman Street, Grimsby is a beautifully observed piece, al...

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