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Animation made by Lily O’Kelly, with words by Sam Berkson. Poem is published in ‘Life In Transit’ by Influx Press.

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January 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

Mind-Sirens and Sand-Lines

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There’s mad talented writers round here
who’ll never be great.
Had their minds twisted by the sirens of the state,
a swirling battle cry that gets a man into a fighting state. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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The Road

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“Improvement makes straight road; but the crooked
roads without Improvement are roads of Genius”
-William Blake,
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,1793

There once was a path that led from A to B.
It was a green path, muddy in the winter but passable,
overhung by heavily swaying branches in the summer
that shimmered and murmured with the sunlight. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

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Sonnet for Salena

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To celebrate the birthday of Salena Godden on 25th June, I composed her a sonnet. What a brilliant poet and beautiful person. Good luck to her! Long may she continue. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

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Tooth Extraction

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Numb up to the eyeballs
You pull at my tooth’s root. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

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Re:Versed Show with Kate Tempest

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Podcast of NTS Show in April with myself and Kate Tempest talking about stuff: her new book/cd/dvd, her play ‘Wasted’, poetry, hiphop, fame includes poems from Kate, good tunes from DJ Kit Caless and an exclusive combination of Kit’s choice of beats and Kate’s rhymes to finish the show

ReVersed show 27th April with Kate Tempest and DJ Kit Caless

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May 15, 2012 at 11:32 pm

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Tension, Hackney Downs, Easter 2012

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For days it hasn’t rained.
The newspapers celebrate exaggeratedly,
Pictures of Blackpool, Brighton, Bournemouth,
Hotter than Barcelona, Lima or Roma. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12, 2012 at 8:38 am

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Angry Sam and Kate Tempest at Dangerous Idea

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sets from both me and Kate – 43 mins long, not ideal I know for watching in one go. Watch one poem a day for 10 days? It was a great event though and good to have a record. Courtesy of the lovely Counterfire

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May 3, 2012 at 8:22 am

Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final

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Overview of the evening’s event at the 2012 H&T National Final at Wilton’s Music Hall

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April 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Juvenilia

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I play computer games each day
trying to beat my best score.
I read newspapers with large headlines
and few words because I am bored in the mornings:
They print photos of funny animals
or x-rays showing stomachs which have swallowed
unlikely objects. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

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