This week our Poem of the Week award goes to Randy Horton for his poem 'Confessions', a piece which mixes both comedy and candour, and what feels like a tip of the hat to Yeats in the final line. Our thanks to Randy for his responses to our Q&A, which you can read – along with the poem – below.
What got you into writing poetry?
I started writing as a stereotypically suicidal teenager with a copy of The Bell Jar at my beds...
Three poets of the twentieth century, all of whom were self confessed gay men, crossed the rubicon as the day of liberation dawned. A E Housman, W H A...
6th Dec 2018 11:45 pm
When it was suggested that I should write about one of my poems, two came to mind instantly. One was political and to be honest I don’t think I’m edu...
2nd Dec 2018 10:40 pm
When someone from the Write Out Loud editorial team wins an award, please forgive us, but we like to make a little bit of a fuss about it! Well this ...
27th Nov 2018 11:22 am
Clemens Starck of Oregon has fifty years' experience working with his hands, as a merchant seaman and then a carpenter, and he knows work and working ...
29th Nov 2018 12:00 am
A popular Yorkshire pub crawl has inspired a new verse novella by award-winning Leeds poet - and Write Out Loud member - Joe Williams. 'An Otley Run'...
30th Nov 2018 9:43 am
The shortlist for the 10th anniversary edition of the Manchester Poetry Prize has been revealed – with founder Carol Ann Duffy returning to judge the ...
7th Dec 2018 12:00 am
I grabbed this slim volume from the review pile by my bed on the way out to a frantic day of driving between the vet, the hospital and back to the vet...
8th Dec 2018 10:46 am
Born in New York between the two world wars, Ruth Fainlight has lived in England since she was 15 and has had a long, distinguished career as a poet, ...
8th Dec 2018 12:21 am
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