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Jeffarama!

Email: jeffinbolton@yahoo.com
Web: Jeff Dawson
Updated: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:31 pm

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Bolton's Punk Poet, Bolton WOL organiser, MC, vox & guitarist poetry, music and comedy combo Bard Company, and poetry/music combos Bard 2 the Bone and Passover - Bolton/Wigan Digger & promoter for Half Evil Promotions Bolton!! Forthcoming GIGS! 19 Nov - Bolton WOL - Bolton Socialist Club, Wood St Bolton 1 Dec - Bard Company - The Station, Ashton-U-Lyne 15 Dec - Bard Company - The Snug Atherton, Guitar n Verse Xmas special with open mic £2 on the door 17 Dec - Bolton WOL - Bolton Socialist Club, Wood St Bolton HALF EVIL PROMOTIONS I'm a promoter for Half Evil Promotions. All events have headline, support & open mic slots. BOLTON WRITEOUTLOUD! 2017 - Back to Sundays! - 3rd Sunday every month 7.30 pm - now at Bolton Socialist Club - next WOL nights - 2017 19 Nov 17 Dec GUITAR N VERSE! 15 Dec - G n V Xmas special @ the Snug Cafe, Atherton, Bard Company plus open mic, 7pm £2 incl raffle Anyone wanting to know more or wishing to perform at our gigs email jeffinbolton@yahoo.com

Samples

Auschwitz - Lest We Forget ‘Arbeit macht frei’ It said on the entrance gates Of course work didn’t make them free It just postponed their fate Almost as big a lie As the holocaust Never happening at all Seventy years since the liberation The day the Soviet Army took control The remaining survivors return Their harrowing stories told Over a million gassed or shot or beaten, burned and starved to death Mainly Jews the hated race The housing estates of evil still remain In memory as bleak as ever Rose said she hates the sight of it But at least we can’t forget ‘How could they kill babies’ ‘How could they kill babies’ Zigi said with tears in his eyes He was ‘lucky’ and useful for work Unlike his family who didn’t survive The Nazi atrocities won’t be the last Since the Aushwitz outrage Countless millions more have lost their lives An ABC guide to genicide Africa, Bosnia, Cambodia To name but a few to pay the price Six red candles burning bright One for each million Jews who died How could they kill babies How could they tell such lies When will the world learn When will we respect another’s life? Jeff Dawson January 2015

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 6th Jun 2017 21:30

thanks for commenting on 'This Flower' mate - I'm pleased you liked it - apologies for delay in replying
Ian

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Jeff Dawson

Fri 16th Dec 2016 21:31

Hi again Ray, sorry for late reply, been getting new book up and running! All sorted now and pleased with it 😃

In answer to your question, no dont get many Southerners up here, few from the midlands! We do most of our gigs at Bolton socialist club now, Phoenix Nights club St Gregs is still there but not been to a gig for ages there.

Will be hoping to venture out again to some new venues next year, prob mainly up north I think but one day hope to perform somewhere south of the Watford Gap!

All the best Ray, Jeffarama! 😃

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raypool

Sat 26th Nov 2016 14:40

Just to say thanks for commenting on OKR Jeff. Just one of those poems that is easy on the ear I think. I love the open mike thing, but it takes time to develop your own style - I like to mimic Alan Bennett quite bit. I wonder if you ever get southern readers in your neck of the woods? As a muso for years I was always up north mainly on the coastal resorts, so soaked up a lot of the flavour. I learnt about barm cake and mithering etc.!!
A dancer from Bridlington came up to me on the bandstand once and said" I've been watching you on that thing(keyboard), you know you way around it don't you. It'll be a long time before you break out into a sweat."

Best of luck with the live stuff - is there a Phoenix Nights venue?
Sorry if I've gone on a bit.

regards Ray

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Michelle Smith

Mon 21st Nov 2016 20:02

'Lest we forget' - Why did this poem make me tearful?

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 9th Oct 2015 13:44

Saw you on telly last month - well done - and international too! Glad you were identified as a POET. When your face swam on-screen I yelped to my husband, 'Oh, my God! That's Jeff!' and we stopped everything to watch and listen.

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Daniel Dwyran

Fri 27th Jun 2014 13:54

Hi Jeff. Thank you for reading 'World Cup Widow' and 'In LlanfairPG'. Glad you liked them. Your comments gave me a big smile and really mean a lot. Just the push I need to fuel up my Vespa, attend an event and maybe read at one. Much appreciated.

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 5th Jun 2014 12:52

thanks for your kind comments on the 2 war poems mate - this is a topic I'm really enjoying getting my teeth into - wait until you hear the audio versions :-) see ya on the 14th mate

Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 11th May 2014 10:59

Jeff
thanks for commenting on 'digital clock blues' yes - I guess we've both been there and thankfully learned the lesson - it was cathartic to write

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 28th Apr 2014 12:01

Jeff, I'm so sorry to have missed your slot at Sale, Waterside. My allergies knocked me flat - tree pollen probably. I haven't heard you in ages.

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 25th Apr 2014 14:26

thanks for the kind comments on the 'Somme' poem Jeff - it's part of a bigger 'work in progress' I'll speak more to you about it next time I see you - yes, really enjoyed Sale and your set was predictably wonderful as always :-)

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Laura Taylor

Sat 5th Apr 2014 10:45

Haha, cheers Jeff, re Before and After. Why do we do it?! ;D

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Neil West

Sat 15th Mar 2014 22:24

Hi Jeff, I hope you are well. I was amazed to realise that it was 2009 when we last talked!! Time must move differently in the poetry dimension! Only through browsing around have I twigged there is a poetry event at the Brooklyn. I have worked in Farnworth on and off now for the best part of 20 years and used to enjoy a cheeky pub lunch there on a Friday! Hopefully, I can come along on the 20th April, I have never performed my poetry in front of an audience before but perhaps now is the time to give it a go!

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George Stanworth

Wed 26th Jun 2013 14:14

Hi Jeff,

I love your poem 'All I Want Is My Benefit Cap'. This is my type of humour. Very witty.

George

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 13th Mar 2013 17:38

Your response to my comment about your Burnden
post is noted. I merely sought to emphasise
the difference between the reaction to an
immediate post-war tragedy in the light of what
that generation knew and had suffered, and today - when it seems we are expected to take part - on pain of being thought uncaring or worse - in virtually every instance, personal
and otherwise - of unexpected death.
The fact that the tragedy of which you write is
unknown to me (and I'm widely read - fact),
indicates the difference in generational
attitudes across the years - for better or worse.
Your decision to write about it in the way you
did is a personal one and I'm sure those who
may have a connection with the event would be
grateful for the care taken.

tony sheridan

Tue 18th Dec 2012 11:23

Hi Jeff. Thanks for your comment on Christine. Will try to get to the Cadence on 25th. Take care, Tony.

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Mikhail Smith

Mon 10th Dec 2012 21:05

Thanks for the comment Jeff - hope to visit one of your venues.




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Shirley Smothers

Sun 14th Oct 2012 20:20

Hi Jeff. Thank you for the kind comments on my poem "The Old Broken Doll" and my other poems.
This poem is based on reality.

Thanks
Shirley

tony sheridan

Mon 8th Oct 2012 09:46

Hi Jeff. Thanks for your comments on my poems. Have sent a reply to your message. I had a feeling that we did not know each other. Maybe we will meet one day! Take care, Tony.

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 27th Sep 2012 01:04

cheers Jeff re your petition. :o)

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Nichola Burrows

Tue 25th Sep 2012 17:27

Thanks Jeff for your comment, just finding my way again. Nice to be back... again. To be honest, I feel lost. Good place to start-over. 'I am new to writing poetry. Will you please criticise me.'I don't take offense, I would appreciate it.

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Maggie Shriane

Wed 29th Aug 2012 18:39

thanks for the comment,been doing some poems for scribble :)

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Charlotte Henson

Sun 20th May 2012 14:16

DAMN YOU JEFF I JUST NOTICED YOU BOOKED TONY WALSH ON MY BIRTHDAY AND EVERYTHING AND I'LL BE AT UNI THEN. DAMN YOU.

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John Coopey

Mon 16th Apr 2012 00:08

Many thanks for the kind comments on my poems recently. Sorry I can’t offer a more personal thankyou but I’ve got gremlins in my machine which makes typing a comment over the internet take an eternity. Hence this rather impersonal catch-all done in Word and pasted on-line.
Notwithstanding, many thanks.

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andy n

Sat 17th Mar 2012 14:28

thanks for the comments over my last few pieces here, Jeff.. you have been a massive inspiration and support as always... A

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Gray Nicholls

Fri 30th Dec 2011 20:29

thanks for the comment over my poem, Jeff.. am grateful of your comments

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kealan coady

Tue 13th Dec 2011 10:50

thanks for the comments jeff, much appreciated man

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Laura Taylor

Wed 7th Dec 2011 10:00

Haha!! 'rise to stardom' indeed! :D What are you like?! Anyhow, ta for the note on me review chap, appreciate it :)

REALLY wish I could have made the performance on Monday, totally gutted that I missed it. Am massively proud of Bob and all the people involved in the group :) I actually really like the song as well!!

Hope to see you soon fella, take good care xx

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Na'im

Fri 2nd Dec 2011 20:54

Hi Jeff, thanks for the welcome. Guitar and Verse was a great night, some really entertaining acts, thanks for organising.

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Elaine Booth

Tue 11th Oct 2011 20:14

Oh, yes - it's in the diary! 22nd, I'll be there. X

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Laura Taylor

Tue 11th Oct 2011 10:44

Hi Jeff

Thanks for your note on Clear Blue Air, appreciate it :)

See you soon x

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