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The Smallhythe Trio

Lesbians. Suffragettes. Dramatists. L.G.B.T. Poet Laureate Trudy Howson explores, through poetry and prose, the Smallhythe Trio: Edith Craig, Christopher St John and Clare Atwood.

This exploration draws

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brian mugshot

Two poems by Brian Docherty


He is still wearing his Burtons demob suit,
even though this is 1952 and he is supposed
to be on holiday.

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Posted 17:50 Friday, May 26, 2017 In: Poetry Tags: , , , , ,
Gerald Nicosia.

Five poems from Poetry Cards, Series 3

for Lenore Kandel (1932-2009)

Keeping her genius quiet
So that only a few knew
Her heart large
Her suffering long

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Hastings - town with a history.

A Tribute to Hastings 2016

By Bruce Nicol

Known to Vikings, Romans, Normans and the rest

A landing ground before Jesus and Mohammed

And the many medieval English kings were

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Posted 18:32 Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 In: Poetry Tags: , ,
Original illustration by Jonathan Adie.

Cowboy hats and railways

Local poet John D Robinson has published a new collection of poems entitled Cowboy Hats & Railways; two of the poems appear below. The book

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These are two of the poems contributed by John Robinson to the 2016 48th Street Press Broadside Series. Portrait of John by local artist Jon Adie.

Two poems by John Robinson

Two of the poems contributed by John Robinson to the 2016 48th Street Press Broadside Series.

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Painting by John D Robinson.


By John D Robinson

A black and white fluffy
tough-fucker veteran
warrior brawler;
of 16 years;
he’d take no prisoners
and he’d take no shit

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Posted 18:46 Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 In: Poetry Tags: , , , ,
Heart sculpture by ZR

Be realistic, plan for a miracle

Edd is a local slam poet. Waiting for a takeaway curry, HOT’s Zelly Restorick overheard Edd reading out one of his poems to a

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Posted 15:44 Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 In: Poetry Tags: , , , , , , ,
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