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Jackie Wills
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Poet and freelance writer
Poet and freelance writer

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I had little time to choose books yesterday because the library was about to close, so I quickly picked up Sebald, Brodsky and Sprackland - all of them poets, but my choices, all prose.

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Brighton's message to its tourists is kiss. Kiss a lot, kiss often, kiss on the seafront. Kiss while you can. My city's inspiring Kiss Wall reminds me of May 1968 and slogans of liberation that are so beautifully French. Now is the time to revive that slant!

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The arts are the fastest growing part of the UK economy but who'd know it? It's time to ask artists how they've done it on so little, when the suits have failed, despite bail-outs, investment, tax breaks and subsidies.

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How approaching 62 is making me intolerant of boring jobs, exploitation and the profit motive. Am I unemployable?

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In the limbo between Christmas and New Year we take a visitor from the Netherlands to Hever Castle and find Sleeping Beauty in Henry VIII's bed.

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Brighton's largest gathering of poets came together to support a common cause and attracted an audience that filled Komedia Studio Bar for 10 hours. What does this tell us?

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Sixty one poets read for 10 hours non-stop to raise funds for the Refugee Council and School Bus Project. It's happening at Komedia, Brighton, on 11 December and here they are, in all their glory...

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When did brands manage to hijack search engines to promote profit over knowledge? Perhaps the answer will come out as Iceland, the government challenges Iceland, the supermarket.

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As kids scream outside in the early dark I am reminded, for no apparent reason, of a heron.

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How do you manage with an arm strapped up? After mum fell in the garden she faces another five weeks in a collar and cuff. And she has seen just one NHS nurse. The rest of her care is consigned to email and YouTube.
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