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Vogon Poetry at the National Space Centre


May 1st, 2014 § 0

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Towel Day Vogon Poetry Slam will be at the National Space Centre in Leicester! We have lift off!

Towel Day, as you’ll know, on the 25th of May.
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We’re running Vogon … Read the rest

Raise You

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February 22nd, 2014 § 0

We say “the owners of this shop have dodged six billion in tax – almost the same amount which is currently being cut from disability benefits and people are dying as a result.
“These guys should pay their tax.… Read the rest

I Blame the Parents.

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September 18th, 2013 § 0

My dad
is a shabby academic,
developmental psychologist.
My mum
is an ex-Maoist,
critical-realist activist.
They’re amazing
for dinner conversations,
or when you want to come out as lesbian –
they are the last people you want
to buy … Read the rest

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July 25th, 2013 § 0

The sun flared in the windows
the balcony hot to touch
we drank the sun down, all gentle, great cheers for passing trains
toothsome youth, drenched in light, celebrates itself

 

 
© Michael Wilson 2013… Read the rest

The Disney World War

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July 17th, 2013 § 0

The following is the only surviving eyewitness account of what has come to be known as Walt War One. It is the remnants of a diary, maintained by one Michael McGuthrie of the 11th Groundtroops. It is printed with … Read the rest

The Crow

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June 19th, 2013 § 0

I wanted to be able to walk up this wall, so I sewed velcro to my hands and feet. A crow came over and bellowed, ‘What on Earth do you think you are doing?’ I explained myself. It called … Read the rest

Ho Chi Minh used to live on this road (or, Standard Weekend)

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June 12th, 2013 § 1

Ho Chi Minh used to live on this road.
Some Irish-Australian guy told me this.
My Algerian-Welsh roommate wonders
if we’ll grow up to be revolutionaries, too
then our house will be famous and it won’t
matter how often … Read the rest

On Being The Sober Guy At The House Party

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June 5th, 2013 § 1

For Dan Sully

I find it awkward telling people at house parties
I don’t drink. People never respond well.
They tilt their heads and look down
at the guilt in their can.

I’ve seen people at parties strip
deep … Read the rest

The Dog

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May 29th, 2013 § 0

Henry found a dog sniffing at his aluminum trashcans. From the screen-door, he whistled. The dog came right away, sitting on its haunches at the base of the concrete steps, awaiting a command. Henry opened the door, “Come on … Read the rest

Tetris (a relationship analogy)

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May 25th, 2013 § 1

3… 2… 1…
In the early days it was easy
We slotted together so perfectly
For my every quirk
You had the reverse
Like an enzyme – a key to fit every lock
And together we broke everything down… Read the rest

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