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Al Barz

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Examples of my writing are scattered across the Internet and more than a handful of charity anthologies as well as in an Annual of a national magazine. I have also run a Sci-Fi group and edited its magazine. As Al Barz I've performed many poems, often with keyboard or self-composed backing tracks, at many venues including the lamented Birmingham Arts Fest and Mello Festival. Headlined at various gigs, won a poetry slam, been part of a singing duo and a poetry quartet, organised large and small music and poetry events, and acted on over a dozen stages across the country as well as a film and a TV ad. An album is still available to download from iTunes, from years ago! - Leandra (And Other Mishaps) by Al Barz Strangely, my first book and Kindle collection, around 150 pieces, was released on 1st May 2018. Available from me or from Amazon. Cacophony of Stardust through Burdizzo Bards/Books. Available on Amazon or email me for a signed copy. And now I'm running two monthly gigs again for 2019. Look for Spoke - in The Lamp - at Brownhills Community Centre, and RAIL - at the Railway Inn, in Pelsall.


Two samples. The first a straight poem "I Love To Look At Twenty-five" the second a YouTube video of "Don't Walk" using GarageBand on the iPad. ______________________________ I love to look at twenty-five although it's not for me twenty-five is something I'd quite not rather be but I love to gaze at twenty-five whistfully knowing how I wasted it - or it wasted me The world was not my oyster as I'd cracked the pearl and ate it all and, sated, fell Into a hell of mediocrity when I was twenty-three But take me back to forty-one the shell was cracked and there was fun recapturing lost years and lives when looking back on twenty-fives (I love to look at twenty-fives) ______________________________ Don't Walk

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.


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Ann Foxglove

Sun 13th Oct 2013 10:40

Hi Al - welcome to WOL! I have got a bit behind with my welcoming duties! Sorry about that.

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