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Brian Patten - Armada

All my life I have been a voracious reader and I will read anything anywhere, whether it’s words on a passing T-shirt, graffiti on buildings, anything: as soon as my eyes light on text, I’ll read it. 694 more words


Poem - When You Wake Tomorrow - Brian Patten 

I will give you a poem when you wake tomorrow.

It will be a peaceful poem.

It won’t make you sad.

It won’t make you miserable. 187 more words


Poem - Simple Lyric - Brian Patten

When I think of her sparkling face

And of her body that rocked this way and that,

When I think of her laughter,

Her jubilance that filled me, … 170 more words


Poem - First Love - Brian Patten

Falling in love was like falling down the stairs Each stair had her name on it

And he went bouncing down each one like a tongue-tied… 165 more words


Watch the best of our Bolton poetry festival - Live from Worktown 2015

So after all the stressful planning, the filming and the late nights, the second Live from Worktown festival of the spoken word is over. Well I say over, you can still buy copies of our accompanying poetry anthology with contributions from all over the UK and beyond, not to mention a long overdue reissue of Hovis Presley’s bestselling collection “Poetic Off-License”. 307 more words


Brian Patten and John Hegley are coming to Live from Worktown

Live from Worktown 2015 has begun, with three well received social events, including the launch of the Anthology, an evening with Flapjack Press and a debate on which famous poet to throw out of a balloon. 214 more words


And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be

This poem by Brian Patten would make it into my personal anthology.

You lose your love for her and then
It is her who is lost, 177 more words