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Robin Houghton
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Writer. Fledgling poet. Social comms mentor & trainer. RSA Fellow. Walked the online talk for 15 yrs with the blisters to prove it.
Writer. Fledgling poet. Social comms mentor & trainer. RSA Fellow. Walked the online talk for 15 yrs with the blisters to prove it.

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Originally posted on The Poetry Shed:Father Reindeer He came to us over the leads – a connoisseur of chimneys and gnarly parapets – he slid between church roofs, ground his joints on mossy tiles while pinnacling. For the joy of each chase down he endured…

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#poetry submissions stats for 2015 - the good, the bad etc | Poetgal

I know there’s nothing festive about submissions stats, but I haven’t shared any in a while so in case you’re interested here goes… Recent acceptances/ currently forthcoming One poem in Brittle Star, one in Ink, Sweat & Tears and two in Obsessed with…

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The Reading List wk 11 - 'Cell' by @ClareBest1 and @MichaelaSian @FrogmorePress

It seems my blog posts of ‘micro reviews’ have set some sort of trend – who’d have thought?  Anyway, I haven’t posted one for a couple of weeks as other aspects of LIFE have rather taken priority. The original idea to read a book a day was ambitious,  but…

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Originally posted on Proletarian Poetry:Image by Justin Lynham* I have started a list of poetry podcasts, audio and video recordings of different organisations and initiatives. I have not included individual poets because that is beyond me. Please add…

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Should poems be read from memory? | Poetgal blog #poetry

I’ve only really started reading poems from memory this year, but rarely an entire set. I admire those poets who not only memorise long, often VERY long poems, but communicate them with panache and seeming ease. But is reading from memory a requirement of…

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It’s been a busy week, still catching up, but I wanted to post a recap of things before we’re into the pre-Christmas week when events seem to accelerate. Last Monday I was I privileged to be a member of the Brighton team (especially considering I now live…

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Poetry Anthology Comes to Life via Facebook | Poetgal #poetry

Look what arrived today – my copies of the lovely new anthology from Beautiful Dragons (mastermind: Rebecca Bilkau), My Dear Watson. It’s a celebration of the 118 elements on the periodic table. Each poem takes one of it the elements as its inspiration,…

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The Reading List wk 10: Glück, Paterson, Crowther | Poetgal blog #poetry

These pocket-sized reviews have been getting a bit long lately and that’s not good, because I start thinking “do I have time to write a 1,500 word post today?” and tend to put it off. So here goes, this is me trying to cut back on the waffle. A couple of…

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Aldeburgh Poetry Festival de-brief | Poetgal blog #apf15 #poetry

And so the inevitable Aldeburgh Poetry Festival blog post. You’ve probably read a post or two on the subject already, or at least seen the Facebook/Twitter storm of “wasn’t it amazing?” sound bites, in-jokes about poets posing as penises  – (I know! Too…

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Latest news, looking ahead to Aldeburgh etc #poetry | Poetgal blog

Just a quick update and a look ahead to the weekend … I was excited to see the T S Eliot Prize shortlist, especially as it included the excellent debut collection from Sarah Howe – Loop of Jade – which I mini-reviewed on this blog a short while ago.  I’ve…
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