To be Given a Voice

People need to know that it is not a pipe-dream to become a poet, that it is not a matter of running away to join the circus, no matter what your background. People just need to be given a chance. To be given a voice.

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The Weight

A short while ago, on Twitter, late at night, I found myself trying to explain, once again, The Weight. It was suggested that I might want to write a whole essay on the subject, so I did.

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Uni Slam 2019

A few years ago I got asked to be the coach to the first ever Durham University slam poetry team. I’m always one for a challenge, so of course I said yes, and got on a train.

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