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Jim Stewart-Evans

Updated: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 10:10 pm

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I started writing in 2010 and carried on after discovering that it scratched an itch that I hadn’t previously known existed. It’s a rewarding diversion from a very much science-based career path. I have since been published in LeftLion magazine and in two poetry anthologies, whilst my poem on NHS reforms came runner-up in a columnist competition in Pulse, a GPs' journal. I also ventured into the local spoken word scene and won an open-mic competition; subsequently I recently featured as one of the headline poets at Nottingham’s monthly ‘Speech Therapy’ spoken word night.


Killing Time His low blows once struck and left no trace, but today I smashed grandfather's face; I smashed his face and cut my fists; with shard-grained knuckles, scarlet wrists I held his hands in mine. I opened up his antique chest, snatched the heart out from his breast, raised the dicky ticker high aloft; felt its leaden weight was hard not soft and marvelled at my crime. I'll crush all those that ring alarm, break each and every waving arm, smash faces in and sever hands, bury pieces under shifting sands; today I'm killing time.

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 2nd Mar 2012 06:02

Hi Jim - a warm welcome to WOL. You seem to have done loads with your poetry if you only started writing it in 2010! We hope you enjoy the site, you might feel like posting a poem in our blog section. That can be a good way of getting feedback and also making yourself known to the other folk on here - if that's what you want to do! :)

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