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On Putting Up The Ticket Price at Hammer & Tongue

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On Putting Up the Ticket Price at Hammer & Tongue

You think it’s easy,
being this airy poet dude
and still going out to earn a living?
My usefulness, such as it is,
resides in twisting words into strings of sweetly wrapped
bricks of meaning
to smash the glass walls of the discourse we’re trapped in. Read the rest of this entry »


Dalston Anatomy Poems, live at Ace Hotel, 18th Sep 2014

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Full video of a 15minute set of my Ridley Road Market poems performed live at Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, London on 18th September 2014 for Local Transport event, introduced by Michael Salu.

Written by angrysampoetry

October 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm

An Apology on Behalf of the White-English Council of Great Britain

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“This is a truly barbaric act that has no basis in Islam and we condemn this unreservedly. Our thoughts are with the victim and his family. We understand the victim is a serving member of the Armed Forces. Muslims have long served in this country’s Armed Forces, proudly and with honour.”

When in May this year, the Muslim Council of Great Britain issued this apology for the murder of Lee Rigby on behalf of all British Islam, I remembered that many years ago, my brother and I found this apology issued by the lesser known ‘White-English Council of Great Britain’. I dug it out again recently and publish the text below.A British soldier guards Iraqi prisoners in the city of Basra in April 2003.SOUTHERN IRAQ. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

December 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Market Cafe

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Food is prepared with genetically modified soya bean oil.
We can only please one person per day.
Today is not your day.
ridleyroad shopping village with cafe hidden inside Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

August 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm

The Last Days of Thatcher

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We watch Margaret Thatcher’s
bloated face and cloudy mind;
remember the hardlined features,
the decisive fist, the woman not for turning;
as she stumbles in jumble-brain confusion;
discharged from hospital;
not long to go now.Thatcher nearing the end Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

April 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm

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Keep Calm and Carry On

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First they came for the disability benefits…
Keep calm and carry on!
Or was that first?
First, didn’t we have unprecedented levels of stress,keep-calm-and-eat-a-cupcake-519 Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

February 9, 2013 at 11:07 am

Coughing Up

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Poem written about a true story that happened on a London train. Happy moral embedded. Filmed by Rob Blake with help from Susannah Trevelyan. Published in ‘Life in Transit’ by Influx Press

Written by angrysampoetry

January 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm