PUBLISHED on Ink, Sweat & Tears , The Poetry and Prose Webzine…

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Am pleased to share that Doors of Perception (my semi-satirical metaphysical piece about how to use Doors Of Perception purchased from IKEA) was published on March 11th 2016 by Ink Sweat and Tears the Poetry and Prose Webzine…

Helen Ivory, herself a poet with several published collections, joined IS&T in 2010 as Deputy Editor and she is now sole editor, seeking to publish new work every day.

As you may imagine, this is an undertaking that requires a lot of time from Helen and patience from those making submissions. So I would like to thank Helen Ivory for considering my material worthy of publication and for offering contributors and readers somewhere to see something new on a very regular basis!

As it happens, March 11th has additional significance for me, in terms of arrangements of words, and if that intrigues, click here to see why

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While by no means a ‘photographic artist’ I felt like getting creative pic-wise to illustrate this blog, hence the pics included above😉😉😉

The link to Ink, Sweat and Tears will take you to the poem that is published TODAY, whatever the day you are reading this happens to be, so be sure to look for March 11th 2016 on the site to find my piece. And why not make it a daily thing to pop over to the site to look at the work Helen Ivory publishes? A small moment of your time each day, that every day would be appreciated by some writer, somewhere, and offer you a daily delicious delight, quizzical question, enjoyable entertainment and every other possible thing that might be contained within the vast variety of verse you will encounter!

 

 

 

 

 

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New R.A.R.A…New Hosts…Bryan Marshall and Kat Davies…14/03/16

 

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE MONTH AGAIN…COME ALONG AND ENJOY…

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Second Monday Every Month…

The March R.A.R.A will be hosted by…

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BRYAN MARSHALL!!!!

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and KAT DAVIES!!!!!!

 

Whether you simply want to listen, or listen and share five minutes of your words, RARA will offer the now expected eclectic mix of the serious and the silly in terms of poetry and verse, with maybe a song or two to caress your ears and tickle your fancy!

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FROM THE EVER READY CAMERA OF PAULA HUGHES! 

R.A.R.A, FEB, 2016!!

Many thanks to all the performers, from February, was a pleasure to be the host, and I look forward to being half the hosting team for something a little special at RARA, at some point, soon(ish) BUT DON’T ASK WHAT IT IS, I’LL NEVER TELL! NEVER!!!

Ahem, apologies for the outbreak of yelling…Once again, many thanks to the poets, and song providers from last time at R.A.R.A

Ceri Sian
Patrick Widdess
Bridget Leggy Tanner
Dave Daggers
Christian Searle
Eric Ngalle Charles
David Hanlon
Liz Blackburn
John Brooks
Belinda Favager
Gordon Anderson
Mark Curtis
Francesca Murphy
Paula Hughes
Ellie Powell
Bryan Marshall
Kat Davies
Tasha Panda
Yasmine Gulzar
Karen

And another big thanks to Paula Hughes0014

For all the pics, well, except this one of me looking my ‘absolute best’

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BATMAN versus SUPERMAN versus JUKE: Superheroes/Villains Special Edition…

 

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March 2016 will welcome the first of two major “Superheroes Decide to Start Punching Each Other For Some Reason”movies when Batman and Superman finally return to the big screen and…basically punch each other in the face a lot then become best pals who join forces to punch somebody who will punch us all, if they don’t punch him first (oh sorry, is that a spoiler?)

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…March 2016 also welcomes the return of…

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JUKE: Every third Tuesday of the month…Cardiff…Open mic at Little Man Coffee Company…Organised, overseen and hosted by RENN

See below for a recap of the February 2016 JUKE, with pics by Paula Hughes (or was it Marty McFly?), then…

CLICK HERE for details of the next JUKE, Tues, March 15th…The theme is WAR and the feature performer is RACHEL HELENA WALSHBut First…

February JUKE…Superheroes and Villains…

Hosted by…THE RENN

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Fresh from saving Cardiff City from the schemes of the dastardly Doctor Future, The Renn swooped in to welcome all to another wide ranging banquet of wordy goodness

Skits were skitted…verses were versed…poems were poemed…songs were songed…Having previously growled out Do Not Go Gently Into That Dark Knight at JUKE I nearly did it again, but went with something written specifically for the event, Silly Sarcastic Superhero Song

Many tackled the hero/villain theme and presented wildly different takes on heroic/villainous activities, and the real heroes of our lives, family and doctors were not forgotten…unlike the often deserted tragic heroine of Fran Murphy’s heartfelt song, left alone, down on her luck when evildoers run amok, her other half shows lots of pluck, but where is he when she wants to…hug?

Humour and heartbreak and harsh experiences fed the words heard at JUKE. It was a glorious night…Until The Renn’s sworn enemy Doctor Future burst in to interrupt proceedings…. and had to be dealt with in the only way possible…RAP BATTLE!

The Renn Sprays Syllables to Floor Her Nemesis…

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Doctor Future Rhymingly Retorts…

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The good people at JUKE saw a clear victory for The Renn. The Evil people at JUKE saw matters differently, which just  goes to show that the whole good versus evil thing is sometimes a matter of personal perspective…

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Thanks Renn and The Renn (never seen in the same place at the same time, for some reason) and as usual, the event was skilfully tweeted live, by Vincent Thomas

Thanks for the pics, from camera wielding, song singing and poetry slinging Marty McFly costume wearing Paula Hughes!

Had a cool night at JUKE again, and was pleased by the reaction to  my Silly Sarcastic Superhero Song…then stutteringly flustered as I returned to my seat, when The Renn asked if I would write her a theme song. I did write one and it may be heard publicly, if trouble comes to Cardiff City again, prompting the Return of The Renn…

NEXT JUKE MARCH 15th…details here

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Me looking a complete tool

 

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