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The Writing Room

Today I went to The Writing Room, a creative development course programme run by Apples and Snakes. This one was led by a favourite poet of mine, … 368 more words

Poetry

The sun is perfect and you woke this morning

The sun is perfect and you woke this morning.
You have enough language in your mouth to be understood.
You have a name, and someone wants to call it. 91 more words

Life

For Women Who Are Difficult To Love

“…and you tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
prettier
less volatile, less awake…
you can’t make homes out of human beings… 33 more words

Poetry

“And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings.

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Quotes

I write; therefore I am a writer

If I had to chose which of the many forms of media I would hate to give up – TV, dvd, ipod, ipad, laptop – it is an almost impossible task but I know, really deep down, it would probably be the radio. 880 more words

Miscellany

Warsan & For Difficult Women & Love

I almost met Warsan Shire back in 2013 at the Bay Area Arab Women’s Conference, where she did a poetry reading from her book Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth… 545 more words

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I Sit Like a Garbage God. Feminism in 14 poems

Viel recherchiert, viel gelernt und dabei viele tolle Gedichte gelesen — jetzt frisch erschienen, juhu! I Sit Like a Garbage God. Feminism in 14 poems… 77 more words

Ann Cotten