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Aylan poem in refugees anthology

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A poem that first appeared on Write Out Loud, and was prompted by the worldwide anguish at pictures of the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on a beach in Turkey, is appearing in an anthology of poetry in support of refugees.

Laura Taylor’s ‘For Aylan’ is included in  'Over Land, Over Sea - poems for those seeking refuge', with all proceeds from sales of the book to be shared between the charities Médecins Sans Frontières, Leicester City of Sanctuary and Nottingham Refugee Forum.

Edited by Kathleen Bell, Emma Lee and Siobhan Logan, the anthology of 102 poems expressing solidarity with refugees was put together in the East Midlands by an editorial committee, typesetter and publisher working free of charge, and the initial print costs were covered by a crowdfunding campaign.

Laura said: “It's always nice having a poem published, but it's so much more rewarding when it's published in a book where all proceeds are going towards the something that you wrote about.”

Other contributors include: Alan Baker, Kathleen Bell, AC Clarke, Kerry Featherstone, Chrissie Gittins, Mark Goodwin, Tania Hershman, Siobhan Logan, Emma Lee, Carol Leeming, Joanne Limburg, Aoife Mannix, Roy Marshall, Hubert Moore, Thomas Orszag-Lund, Simon Perril, Sheenagh Pugh, Mahendra Solanki, Maria Taylor, Rory Waterman, Gregory Woods, and Siobhan Logan.

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steve pottinger

Thu 3rd Dec 2015 15:07

I've come late to this, but congratulations Laura!

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Laura Taylor

Fri 27th Nov 2015 10:59

Aye, cheers Dave! Yeh went great thanks :)

Possibly. And this year I'll try not to take out several guitars, a mic stand, and the lighting ;)

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Dave Morgan

Thu 26th Nov 2015 19:26

Well done Laura. Missed you last Saturday in Bolton. Hope the gig went well on Sunday. Perhaps see you at WoL Wigan for the Christmas knees up.

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