'How to Catch a Fish in the Solent' by Helen Elliott is Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘How to Catch a Fish in the Solent’ by Helen Elliott. The pier in the poem is in Old Portsmouth, close to the Square Tower, which is a popular poetry venue. Helen began writing poetry after an intensive course of counselling. In her replies to our questions, Helen says that her poetry writing has progressed to the point where “I write because I want to, not because I need to”. Her fav...

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