Monthly Archives: February 2012

Undeleted Texts

They scroll falling as tears There is no GPS tag But I can remember the location Each time my phone pulsed Tantalising snippets Of what once was My replies remembered But unrecorded Saved to my soul Not just my memory … Continue reading

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March 2012 – What’s On, Midlands Spoken Word

Thur 1st Word Up Poetry Open Mic plus headliners,The Drum Arts Centre,The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU,0121 333 2444, http://www.the-drum.org.uk Seasonal monthly, first Thursdays, 8pm, £5in.j.morley@the-drum.org.uk Thur 1st Word Life vs Opus Acoustics, The riverside pub, sheffield,1 … Continue reading

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Spoken Worlds, Old Cottage Tavern, Burton upon Trent

One of the pleasures of spoken word events is that you are never quite sure what you are going to hear when you turn up. This was no exception. The relationship between lyrics and poetry over the years has been … Continue reading

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Bilston Voices, Metro Cafe, Church St, Bilston

Running successful poetry nights is not easy. Audiences take time and patience to build, and are fickle .If you don’t give them what they want, the venue will be empty next time around. So it is to Emma Pursehouse’s great … Continue reading

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Dead Pop Stars

It has come to my attention that the calibre of dead pop stars, And their deaths, Is not what it once was. I just thought that I should mention That it is my intention to point out that Whitney was … Continue reading

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At Home with God

Inspired by Richard Frost “How many times do I have to tell you lot to stop that fighting? Can’t you sort your own problems without dragging Me into it And, expecting Me to take sides? If I have to come … Continue reading

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A Life in Live Music in Words

Santana, Journey, Eric Burdon, Black Sabbath, Trapeze, Nutz, Motors, Deaf School, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Bob Dylan, Camel, Lindisfarne, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Doobie Bros, Crawler, The Jam, The Clash,Chelsea, The Slits, The Buzzcocks, Ludus, Magazine, Railway Children, Radio Stars, … Continue reading

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Kreativ Blogger Award

Mal Dewhirst generously bestowed this honour upon me, inviting me to offer six random facts about my life, with or without photos.I commend his “Pollysworda” blog for anyone interested in poetry,music, film and artistic good taste. Random is good.Why have … Continue reading

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Transience

Let me tiptoe on the spray of swollen surf Or bake in the momentary imprint of soft sand As it cradles my inert corpse May circling gulls swoop to peck my glazed eye balls Whilst nimble crabs nibble loose flesh … Continue reading

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The 5th Bilston Love Slam, Imperial Ballroom, Bilston

This is now a well established event drawing competitors from as far away as Gloucester and Manchester. That success is down to the alchemy of Emma Purshouse’s pre show organisational skills , and the onstage charisma of co-hosts Marcus Moore … Continue reading

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