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Dan Whitaker

Updated: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:20 pm

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Hi, I'm Dan Whitaker. I'm a young Knaresborough poet, a fresh face on the North Yorkshire poetry scene. I have been writing poetry for 4 years and performing monthly at Poetry Prose and Pints Harrogate for about a year and a half. I'm here to prove that younger people can write and perform and that poetry isn't dead. My first, short, 5 poem Collection of poetry "A story to the plants that made them blush" is coming out in summer 2013 it will be available from me at PPP events or through contacting me it will be a simple paper leaflet costing 50p with any profit going to charity


I want to have one of them Artisan relationships (with you) Imagine you and me In a one bedroom flat Lying on a futon in the middle of the room In the middle of the day Writing poetry about each other’s eyes your face your hair And why it'll never rain on us Catching the bus To all the trendy places that we know The little secret joints in Soho off the beaten road And we'lll smoke roll up cigarettes like they do in all the movies We'll use words like dude and groovy Go to all the foodies little Gastro-future-bars Ride bikes cos we can't afford to pay for fuel or buy a car But we don't care a jot Cos they're the lot That’ll look like fools When the economy crashes And goes to ashes they'll be on their asses And poets will rule Image you and me Struggling to pay for university, And you'll work in an office job On weekends I will be a slob We'll both be scared of local yobs You'll grow an hatred for me nob And between us we'll have about 50 bob But we'll still have a mattress on the floor A big red A sprayed on the door And you'll adore what I will write We'll sit and talk through every night And fuck it you know we'll do alright I just don't care that I sound like a fool At least for us as poets we'll rule

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Audio entries by Dan Whitaker

A story to the plants, that made them blush. Teaser (18/02/2013)

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Fri 15th Jul 2016 08:22

awesome Dan.. I like your poetry

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 3rd Mar 2013 17:56

Hi Dan - love your work. Hope you are enjoying the site!

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