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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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An aside from Swindon (Clare Shaw Special) | poetry blog

Although I’m currently officially blogging the Poetry Swindon Festival over at Festival Chronicle, this is my own blog so I thought I’d put any personal asides on here. You know me, don’t you? On Friday morning some us were lucky enough to be in workshops…
An aside from Swindon
An aside from Swindon
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And so to the Tent Palace...| Poetry blog @poetry_swindon @FestChronicler

… of the Delicious Air. This will be the venue from tomorrow until Monday for the Poetry Swindon Festival (or is that the Swindon Poetry Festival? It seems to go by both names – part of its mystery!) I’m looking forward to being the “blogger in residence”…
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Forward Prizes, Poetry Book Fair | blog post

It’s a good thing it’s pouring with rain today as I have every excuse to stay indoors, write, bake bread and plan this week’s garden tasks. I don’t know about my fellow poets but I’m all for a bit of quiet reflective time after the excitement of the…
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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…
Poetry Audio and Video Recordings
Poetry Audio and Video Recordings
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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…
Should poems be read from memory?
Should poems be read from memory?
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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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