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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: , , , , , , ,
Susan Jeanne by Rebecca Snotflower


I am not one for throwing myself in front of unsympathetic trains,
Or hanging from stiff rafters.
For me the more exact act is to haul a heaven out

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Posted 20:22 Monday, Jul 27, 2015 In: Poetry Tags: , , , ,
portrait resized

It is cold today

By Alan Segal

It is cold today
My neighbours say
Frost flecks the still flowers
For straight-laced silver form

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Posted 17:03 Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 In: Poetry Tags: ,

Norbert’s Ears

By Tony Frost and Reuben Ramsay

Just why Norbert’s left ear
Is an elongate form
Is a thing only known to his mother.
But the strange fact remains

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Posted 14:37 Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 In: Poetry Tags: ,
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