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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Why poetry loves the digital age

Travel somewhere else on your commuter train. Take a break from the crowd. Sneak out into the office grounds and spend lunchtime in the park. Take your Reader, pick up your book, switch on your mobile and steal five minutes to look! The faster we go, the more poetry beckons us. 
Poetry. I believe there’s a future in it. A poem is a page, if that. A stolen five minutes away from the rush, the office, the computer, the phone, the expectations and the obligations.

It’s like a quick and passionate kiss with a love – exciting, reassuring, rebellious and true. It pierces the heart of the wider world but strangely is pointed directly at you.
Tom Gamble

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