Review: The Forward Book of Poetry 2017

Welcome to this new innitiative of mine named Talking Points, which will consist of loose reviews and a general thoughts to which various entertainment wil lead me. Expect a mixture of contemporary and old stuff. This week (I’ll try and make this blog post type weekly) I gave some contemporary poetry a go. Forward is a prestigious poetry award give to…
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Another short depressing relatable poem with no title.

Pebble shout falls downstairs to land on no-one’s foot. Glossy circumfrance – an unoppened text travelling to a green centre fading with mental health in undisturbed light of an antisocial media screen.
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What do you want to do with your life?

I should be writing a dissertation proposal right now- possibly a very major decision, if I decide to do a masters. Do I choose something that I enjoy, something I’m good at or something that’s fairly new? I’ve realised all these decisions I make, and perhaps that you make too, are so often done under fear. We often feel like…
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Prayer for a Teenager 

I’ve no clothes, two days became a week. You were sitting with me on concrete carpet,  on a market blanket full of dust and fur.  Borrowed headphones on my shoulders, salty air and goosebump silence. The rose must have got trapped in my window last week  – It closed and died. My bed was covered by mouldy leaves.  I lied.…
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What can I do with or without a Creative Writing degree?

This is ultimatley the question I am asking myself right now. I just finished second year of uni and I’m trying to find a placement. Exactly 64 applications later, I feel like maybe I’m looking for a career in all the wrong places. I thought- I’m good at writing and I’m pretty damn good at doing great presentations, working in…
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