'A Room Alone' by A.M.Clarke is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘A Room Alone’ by A.M. Clarke, a short, atmospheric work that leaves everything to the imagination. Its opening lines begin thus: "night in the long hours / 
quiet like the inside /of a suitcase." The poet’s profile page says: “I've been writing since my early teens. I haven't really gathered anything to brag about since then. I hardly publish and I've never submitted to a competiti...

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