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Richard Earls

Updated: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 06:14 pm

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I came back from a trip to the United States with envelopes, airline serviettes, internet booking forms and basically anything that a biro could mark permanently full of scribblings which I have fashioned over the past nine months into a series of poems. Morbidly fascinated by Fox News Live, witnessing the beggars of San Francisco and New York (give me a dollar to insult me!) and - at nearly fifty - starting to get an opinion, finally after two Gulf Wars and the threat of a third in Iran! Having joined Write Out Loud, I've been asked to say I'm based in France, but don't hold that against me!!! I'll be coming to Betterton Street soon.


On watching Fox News It's easy to be confused By the language that they use. The most evil you've ever heard In the name of the spoken word. They say the spin stops there And they pride themselves on being fair, But argue if you dare, You'll be frog-marched off the air. Twenty-four hours a day, Seven days a week, Fox has found a way to change Spin to double speak.

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Sat 17th Nov 2007 17:38

Velcome to our... humble home (imagine as said by Count Dracula)!
Nowt wrong with coming from France - lovely place, 'interesting' people, gorgeous food...
Betterton Street is a poky hole, though. Imagine Flourish and Blotts' bookshop in the Harry Potter films: steep teetering stairways and all! And the people who run the place...! No, go somewhere else.

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Paul F Blackburn

Fri 16th Nov 2007 19:28

Welcome Richard,
I only asked you where you were based. Some of us have just come back from our annual pilgrimage to Bordeaux where we held poetry workshops and open mic shows in English and French. So some of us are francophiles. We're hoping to do something in Bordeaux in spring - where are you in France? You could come!
Where in France are you

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