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The Friday Poem
A poem every Friday
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What does Tim Murphy say?
I learned to appreciate poetry at school in Cork. Work by Yeats, Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Patrick Kavanagh, Thomas Kinsella ...
What does Alan Buckley say?
My journey into writing poetry as an adult wasn’t straightforward. I’d written a lot as a child, albeit mainly stories ...
What does Rachael Matthews say?
If you widen the definition of poetry to include what’s thinkable and worded but unspoken, I’ve always made poems ...
What does Jane Routh say?
I’m a reader of poetry, and, since you can never trust a cover blurb, I’m a reader of reviews too ...
What does Annie Fisher say?
I write reviews for pleasure and to broaden my reading, but I only review collections I like ...
What does Khadija Rouf say?
I've been writing poetry since I was a kid, being awarded a literary shield when I was 9 years old. I am not sure if that cemented the bug but I grew up adoring books ...
What does Clare Best say?
For my seventh birthday my mum gave me The Golden Treasury of Poetry, selected and with a commentary by Louis Untermeyer ...
What does Matthew Stewart say?
Throughout my childhood and teenage years, I wrote across several genres. It wasn’t till my second year ...
What does say Isabelle Thompson say?
When I was two years old I wanted to be a bus driver or an orchestra conductor – the latter because I wanted to wave my arms about a lot ...
What does Stephen Payne say?
Beginnings and favourites. I enjoyed Keats at O 'Level, but not as much as Maths and Physics. The first poetry I fell hard for ...
What does D. A. Prince say?
Rhyme and rhythm: the rhyming couplets in the Rupert Bear annuals, knowing The Pied Piper of Hamelin by heart when I was four ...