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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:49 am 
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The Morning Star, like the Sunday Worker and the Daily Worker before it, has always devoted generous space to reviewing poetry. John Rety's popular Well Versed column is now the longest-running weekly poetry column in any national newspaper and is said to add an extra 2 per cent to the paper's sales.


http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/inde ... ell-versed

Two per cent? Who'd have thought it?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:54 pm 
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He goes on to say:

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Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara and Mao wrote poetry. Most of the great poets of the 20th century described themselves as revolutionaries at some time in their lives


Well I write poetry and I don't think I'm the least bit revolting...

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But, Bob - you're 21st century!


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I see the Star hasn't included my dear old Kipling... :evil:
But a poetry column is good, Mat.


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