'Mature Student' by JF Keane is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Mature Student’, by JF Keane. John Keane, who organises Write Out Loud Stockport, is an admirer of WB Yeats, and describes ‘Mature Student’ as a “loose parody” of Yeats’ ‘Sailing to Byzantium’. His poem opens with the lines, “This is no place for old farts.” He likes to subvert and reinvigorate traditional poetic forms, he told Write Out Loud in our brief Q&A: "Systems of self-expres...

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