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7pm Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: John Robinson John Robinson - My Reply To You

7pm Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: John Robinson

John Robinson - My Reply To You

by LamontPaul, Founder & Publisher
first published: October, 2021
John Robinson - My Reply To You

My Response To You

The national day of poetry:
a day, no less, 24 hours
as if the naming of those hours
frees poets to demand attention
from the public, whose vapid affection
extends no further than bakers, sportsmen,
celebrities above their station,
and rarely to any artistic intention.
Do I know poets?, asks Mr. Lamont,
but what is a poet, where sits that font
of intelligence, wit and linguistic contortion?
Is it in anyone who chooses to write 
or a title conferred by the gatekeepers' sight?
 


(C) John Robinson

 


Something you should know:
John Robinson was born in 1973 in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, a regrettable incident which possibly triggered the UK's entry into the European Union.He attended University in Canterbury, studying Radio, Film and Television with Mathematics, because he is insane, and then completed a vocational certificate in Journalism in Sheffield College. The country then spat him out to spend three years teaching English in Poland, till 2000, possibly triggering their membership of the European Union.  John's Momus Book (published by Zero Books) will be available at the end of October.

 


Joy to Enjoy today:
12.01am: Ancient Champion - Under Pressure »»
1am: Ade Crossen - Thoughtful Choice »»
2am: Jackie Stein - The Battle of Social Media »»
3am: Dave Pitt - Spiderman Brendan »»
4am: Jimmy Andrex - Festival of Brexit »»
5am: Brendan Hawthorne - We Are Here »»
6am: Ahmed Magare - We Cannot Walk Alone »»
7am: Emma Purshouse - Mermaid on the Number 3 »»
8am: Rue Collinge - That Year »»
9am: Deborah Alma - Mother of Pearl »»
10am: Steve Pottinger - Fatima »»
11am: Jay Lewis - Betrayal 1991 »»
12pm: Hollie McNish - Honestly »»
1pm: Emma Purshouse - Five Minutes on a Midland Train »»
2pm: Rebecca Stanhope - Take Your Hands Off Me »»
3pm: Michael Pederson - Here in a Glasgow Tenement - Not Asleep, Not Awake Either »»
4pm: Glyn Phillips - Doorways »»
5pm: PixieVic - Curious Choices »»
6pm Christian Present - Poeme »»
7pm John Robinson - My Reply To You »»
8pm David Benjamin Blower - 47 »»
9pm Emma Purshouse - Feeling Low? »»
10pm Steve Pottinger - Jam today: Mrs Veronica Blake’s manifesto for a brighter future »»
11pm Jay Lewis - The Starling 1976 »»

LamontPaul
Founder & Publisher

Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."

Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV


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