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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.

CONSULTATION ROOM 1

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
but
he

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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

Suicides

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-fi

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: ,

MOUNTAIN  GIRL

By Tony Frost

(to Riju from Nepal, worked at SPAR, St Leonards-on-Sea)

You bid me write a poem for you

But who can conjure words with grace,

Gaze

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Posted 18:41 Friday, Jan 30, 2015 In: Poetry Tags: , ,
STAG main

THE  STAG

By Tony Frost

In pools of light and shade, beneath

Bent beams, a jostle of elbows, arms,

The sandpaper hands of ruddy-faced men

Slap out the beat on

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Posted 14:32 Monday, Dec 22, 2014 In: Poetry Tags: ,
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