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Poetry

Poembox: Don’t tell the stars

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Maria Savin takes over the poembox for the final edition of the paper. ...

Poembox: Death’s Dance

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Grace Lazzaro takes over the poembox for this week. ...

How have social media poets revolutionised the art form?

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Patrick Young discusses the modern revolution of poetry in which contemporary poets have presented their work online rather than on paper ...

Poembox: Seasonal haiku

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Rory Ewart takes over the poembox for this week....

Poembox: Plant

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Joe Smith showcases his poetic skills as he takes over the poembox this week....

Poembox: Terrace on Terrace

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Cobble rippled pathways Swaying in a permanent wave underfoot Bespectacled with fragments of coloured glass A memory enjoyed, spent and discarded to the past Rooves melt away into...

Poembox

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Inevitable In the past eighteen years I have learned that pain is inevitable There is no escape from the tears Pain is inevitable and it is okay   It is a thousand times okay...

Poembox: The Haunting

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The night is squeezing air out of my lungs. A nightmare demon like a snake released his fangs. I’m suffocating and I really don’t know why, I close my eyes and feel as if...

First meeting of Heaton’s own Dead Poets Society

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Tearing up textbooks, striding across desks and quoting Walt Whitman at the top of one’s lungs- an iconic moment in cinema, as Robin Williams (RIP) delivers a gem of performance...

Poembox: a celtic elegy

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Cernunnos Oh hear me, Forest God, wild-man. Hear my plea to you, Hear it in the leaves of your once verdant home- Now brown with decay.   Hear me, Oh Majestic stag, Protector...