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Fifi Fanshawe

Updated: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:15 pm

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Wordsmith. Comedic poet with attitude. 65% Victoria Wood, 25% John Cooper Clarke & 10% Joyce Grenfell. A mature woman surviving life's battles, anxious to tell the world why it sometimes has to lose. She has written all her life, and if she could write it again she'd make sure it had more exotic locations and an inherited fortune. Reviewers (sober ones) have said: Sassy, wickedly witty, fast paced and thoroughly entertaining.' 'Very clever word play, as good as Miss Wood.' 'Mischievous fun...hilarious...defiant.' Fifi's "Eponymous" album is available from Amazon, iTunes and all good MP3 dealers, or you can get a CD copy via the website Follow Fifi on twitter: @FifiFanshawe Facebook:


Something in Pink I'm stuck here in something in pink, Rubber, five-fingered and plunged in the sink. If I must wear rubber,then make it a basque; A little excitement is all that I ask. And something's just struck me as I stand and think: My own wrinkled skin-suit is pink.

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Andy N

Mon 2nd Jan 2012 20:48

Hi - My 12 days after Christmas poem is live on here now, Fifi..

Hope you had a better Christmas than the people in this poem! lol

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winston plowes

Fri 23rd Dec 2011 22:48

Hi Again Fifi, Thankyou for popping in and looking at my minimalist picasso poetry. Win :-) xxx

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Andy N

Fri 23rd Dec 2011 13:04

Hi Fifi - I will type up the poem on Boxing Day I think as it's a piece for just after Christmas.

Have a great time

Andy Nx

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winston plowes

Sat 17th Dec 2011 17:45

Hi Fifi

lol. You are a v funny lady. Win x

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Dave Bradley

Sun 11th Dec 2011 19:03


I was really touched by your comment on Father. Christmas - Thank You!

steve mellor

Sat 3rd Dec 2011 17:34

Fifi, your comments on White Rose were absolutely spot on for me. I tried to get the feeling of peace into it.
Thanks for taking the time - appreciated

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Thu 1st Dec 2011 08:36

Lovely to have met you at Arvon too. I re-drafted Wife and Mother there, I had stupidly tried to give it a happy ending (for years), softening it so it didn't have an upsetting effect on folk. In its original form the ending always kind of irritated me, and I kind of felt "permission" to give it the proper last two stanzas there and remove the false ending. One of those poems which is coloured by whether the person reading / hearing it knows the background or the writer, no idea how it works if you know neither!

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winston plowes

Sun 27th Nov 2011 23:54

Hi Fifi, glad you enjoyed the Arvon. We have had 2 weekend residential WOL weekends so far in or near Hebden Bridge. Hopefully there will be another at some point, Winston

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 25th Nov 2011 18:40

Hi Fifi! Hope you're doin' great! xx

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Fifi Fanshawe

Mon 22nd Aug 2011 20:24

Glad to be here!

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Mon 22nd Aug 2011 10:12

Hi Fifi, Welcome to WOL. Winston

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