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Sophie Hall

Email: hallj561@aol.com
Web: www.myspace.com/mynameisdracula
Updated: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 03:49 am

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Biography

If I was truely proficient all this would be written in the third person. But Sophie Hall the poet doesn't like that much. Writeoutloud are damn nice. Since I joined I have won poem of the month, and a slam. I will always love them so, and squeeze their collective squishy cheek. I have performed in London, Leeds, Manchester, Bolton and Hebden Bridge thus far and started performing when I was 19 years old. Now I'm 107. I recently came 2nd in the Manchester Literature Festival's annual poetry slam too. Mighty fine. In a sort of '2nd place' kind of way. So more like Slightly Fine. BUT FINE NONETHELESS...anyway. I have a blog. It's purple. http://pleonasticfantastic.wordpress.com/

Samples

************* CAPUT MORTUUM ************* I care not for the manner in Which I retrieve my Anadin But I require Aspirin I dare not ever grasp the gin That did this to my head again That killed dignity dead like when I chose to rap to Eminem, Chasing Cava with M&Ms Bastard. Pass the ice pack please I’ve done something odd to my knees Sod it – that’s fine, the frozen peas. I may have been attacked by bees Well something died last night at least There is an air of forms deceased Something or other rests at peace Although that might just be the cheese So - we sang Sally Cinnamon Eight times last night in succession I can’t believe I thought you fun. You sodding Caput Mortuum. ****** ORANGE ****** This is an orange. And how - storange it is. It's curdling with juices And it's used on cabooses. How storange it is. It's brimming to the edge With zesty sweet sap And I'm cutting a wedge For my teeth to entrap This is an orange. And I bought it from Norwich. How Storange is that? This is an orange That got caught in a door hinge This is an orange That I must say has more tinge Of a reddish burnt sienna than orange. How storange is that? **** **** ILU2 **** “I love you.” - I know, me too But not all the time like you do I know we’re too far from each other And yet I’m technically your lover But please don’t call me by ‘sweetheart’ I know we’re miles and miles apart But don’t woo me with clichéd art Don’t take me on a horse and cart My organs aren’t confectionary Why not look in a dictionary? Don’t take my hand and smile like that Don’t stroke my hair, I’m not a cat A twat perhaps, starting a spat But not a saccharine kitty cat I’m not a saccharine kitty cat I just don’t need that pity pat Don’t talk to me like lovers do Annie Lennox hadn’t a clue We are no longer star-crossed teens We’re not Sonnet number eighteen Stop adding sugar to the tea You know it’s far too sweet for me You know too much will rot my teeth You know I love you underneath The numerous layers of plaque You’d see that if you scraped it back But this is love, not dentistry, Don’t push, or I’ll resent it, see? You don’t have to love me like this Don’t cling to me, you’re not a cyst You’re forcing momentary bliss You’re puncturing it with every kiss I really need you to stop this You think you’re hitting when you miss I’m not a saccharine kitty cat, I’m just trying to tell you that - I’m just trying to tell you that - I think I love you too. ****

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Audio entries by Sophie Hall

ILU2 (04/02/2011)

I'd Do That for Love (04/02/2011)

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Marc Anthony

Sat 29th Oct 2011 12:36

Flexability of portrayals(my favourite word)good reading of an expressive soul.Loved ILU2...in line with my own reflections...be safe out there...Marc x

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Francine

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 19:46

I am fabulous ; )
Busy preparing for exams... and learning some italiano!

Come stai?
xxx

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Francine

Mon 4th Oct 2010 20:52

Funny you! Love your new Bio, Sophie!
xxx

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tom george

Tue 21st Sep 2010 16:17

Hi sophie
hows it going?
we were in touch re neal zetter a few months back - never managed to get a reply off him alas...i reckon he gets bombarded...i been getting over to manchester, lancaster, etc. recently.
is there anything worth knowing about coming up?
also i'm co-running running a night called Sweet Child of Rhyme in liverpool at a venue called Mello Mello, Slater St, L1.
let me know if u can make it,,. take care, tom

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Rachel Pantechnicon

Thu 16th Sep 2010 12:57

Glad you liked the hot-water bottle, Sophie. Hope to make your acquaintance next time I get to the NW (it's been too long!).

Rx

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Rachel Pantechnicon

Wed 25th Aug 2010 12:25

Hello Sophie

Well, especially for you. That's cleaned me out now, though - I only have six poems. Enjoy your stale cake.

R

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Isobel

Mon 16th Aug 2010 17:09

Aww thanks for that Sophie. Was really sorry we never got chance to chat. I was on such a high that night and there were so many people there. I was sorry you didn't get to read more - had you been drawn against me first round you might well have. You should try to make one of the regular Tudor nights - there's one on 9th September. It would be good to see you again - and next time I probably won't be with my entire family LOL xx

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Francine

Thu 12th Aug 2010 17:44

Thank you, Sophie, it was lovely meeting you too!
What a thrill it was to witness such a fantastic Slam, where everyone performed so amazingly well, and the ambiance was superb!

xxxxx

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meriel malone

Thu 10th Jun 2010 23:39

see, I eventually managed to get a new email address and join, hope you are doing fab ,ooo: what does this button do?..........

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Joshua Coates

Sun 16th May 2010 01:09

Hey Sophie
Im copying you and got a page, aren't i a rebel

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Robin J White

Thu 8th Apr 2010 18:48

Thank you very much ^_^

I'm a student in Aberystwyth, right on the sunny West Coast of Wales.

How about you?

X

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Robin J White

Thu 8th Apr 2010 14:04

Hey Sophie, loving the poetry on here, it's a little bit different and a little bit lovely. Whether or not it was intended, Youtube had me chuckling into my mid morning (half one in the afternoon) cereal and I've read the rest with interest. Great stuff ^_^

Rob

Janet Ramsden

Sat 3rd Apr 2010 14:53

Hi Sophie,
Congratulations on one of your poems being chosen for Poem of the Month in features magazine.

I haven't entered the Wigan slam but will be there, most likely adding up the scores and/or in charge of the horn so don't you dare make me blast you off the stage by going over your allotted time slot :-)

Jx

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Fassbinder

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 00:57


Hope so Sophie. I'll keep an eye out for Neal.

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Fassbinder

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 00:35


In answer to your Q's. Anywhere that'll have me but in fairness, don't generally 'perform' that often. I supported John Hegley this time last year.

No, I haven't no.

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Fassbinder

Tue 1st Dec 2009 23:53

Good evening Sophie

I have just enjoyed your Orange greatly. Storange created a significant ripple and I can assure you I am not a laugher.

I shall scroll down now and read more as I see, comparatively, you've written tonnes.




Joseph

Oh and thank you for introducing Youtube to me. I'm sure I know who "Tom from Kent" is! I think he has a Myspace account also.

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Memoir

Mon 26th Oct 2009 19:10

Really liked the poem about YouTube.
Some nice parts and humour in it.

Keep it up.

Janet

Fri 23rd Oct 2009 15:32

Hi Sophie, thanks for your comment.
I'll be off-line for a while so just want to wish you well with your poetry and keep up the gigs when you can. :-)
Might see you at an event,
Janet.x

Julia Deakin

Thu 22nd Oct 2009 13:34

Sophie, finally got round to checking my page on this after months, and see your kind comment. Glad you liked L2K.
I've read your poems and can hear someone who really loves words and writing. Orange is my favourite. Perhaps see you at Puzzle on 2nd or Heb sometime.
:) Julia

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 20th Oct 2009 12:40

Sophie, never be 'in' the third person.
Yours
Delightfuly
Ist personage

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 8th Oct 2009 22:37

19....!
Jeezuzz!
Some future...
and it IS here and now.

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Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

Fri 11th Sep 2009 11:03

Storange... is that a real word? I read there is no word that rhymes with orange... loved the poem though!!!

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Rachel Pantechnicon

Thu 27th Aug 2009 11:21

Mr John Hegley is the living proof that there's a thin line between a good rhyme and a bad one. Much of it, I suspect, is in the rendition.

I will let you know next time I am up your way - have read at Manchester, Bolton, Wigan & Preston in the past, and always enjoy it up there. I never know which outfit to wear until I see the venue - it's so important for clothing and atmosphere to coincide. So I am seldom able to travel light.

Anyway, speak soon

Rachel P

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Rachel Pantechnicon

Wed 26th Aug 2009 17:29

Aha

I thought it was probably you, but wasn't 100% sure. Delighted to see from your own samples that you are into some gloriously askance rhyming.

Best wishes

R

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Rachel Pantechnicon

Wed 26th Aug 2009 11:22

Dear Sophie

Thanks for your kind comment on my Poem Of The Month poem. Good luck with your search for a fridge.

Best wishes

Rachel P

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Chris Dawson

Tue 18th Aug 2009 17:55

Thanks Sophie, for reading and commenting on 'Scrabble Online'. Sadly - I am an addict!
Cx

Joe Hakim

Thu 13th Aug 2009 21:24

Thanks Sophie. Last year I applied for the new voices section at the Poetry Arena by sending Luke Wright an MP3 of one of my poems, and then I was invited back this year by Luke to do a couple of full sets.

Bethan Townsend

Wed 12th Aug 2009 01:37

Well hello there :)

Yes I've been floating about round here awhile, if not active then...stalking heh x

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 9th Aug 2009 23:56

all the way down here to say ... Sophie thanks for the comments.

Tommy

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Isobel

Sun 2nd Aug 2009 08:45

Thanks for you comment on 'Cramping...' - that one holds such painful memories now! I stuffed it up really badly in Wigan. The middle page went missing and my mind went blank. Have you ever had to go from the intro to the end with no middle in front of a live audience? Not an experience I'd recommend - tee hee - glad you weren't there to hear it - I think you were on in Hebden - hope it went better for you.
Isobel x

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