Month: October 2016

Useless

I remember you walking into school bag over your shoulder. You usually have two friends, Kate and Justin, with you. I guess they know about the rumour, the whole school knows it. Shit. Craig and his cronies surround you. Their fists and feet slam into you, repeatedly beating you, I hear your cries as they …

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Are You Afraid To Write About Yourself? – University Poetry Commentary

‘Are you afraid to write about yourself?’ that was the question I was asked at the end of last semester. It was something I hadn’t really thought about, because in my mind, all my poems had some kind of connection to me even if they weren’t about me. So I decided that I would make …

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“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable” – University Poetry Commentary

After being threatened with the Fatwa, Salman Rushdie said ‘A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.’[1] I agree with this and always try to pick a side when I’m writing poetry. However this semester I have …

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