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Council Estate Poet is Number One 
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http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk ... story.html

Townhill is a council estate right? apologies if not, but it's good to see someone who just enjoys writing and isn't some 20 year old uni student that has everything funded for them do well, I've always liked reading poetry but it's a shame everyone involved in it now seems so pretentious. The people who teach/study Dylan Thomas in University wouldn't give the man the time of day if he was here now as he was a school drop out :occasion5:


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Nice to see a bit of good news given the dearth of that commodity nowadays. Good posting mate.

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Why link congratulating someone on their success with a rant about education?


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Why link congratulating someone on their success with a rant about education?



I thought it was a comment on society.... mind theres not many 20 year olds being funded to go to University these days :)

Personally i like poetry and dabble myself, but it didnt do it for me, poetry from the council estate needs to be of the council estate.

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Blindside wrote:
eog wrote:
Why link congratulating someone on their success with a rant about education?



I thought it was a comment on society.... mind theres not many 20 year olds being funded to go to University these days :)

Personally i like poetry and dabble myself, but it didnt do it for me, poetry from the council estate needs to be of the council estate.


Don't poets need to be starving or drunk to produce their best work. Swansea Uni would seem to as good a place as Townhill.
I don't know much about poetry but I understand that the good stuff doesn't rhyme.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
No violets are violet
Bluebells are blue

Sh!t I was this close :pukeright:


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No room for either rhyme or consistent scan in modern poetry. The iambic pentameter is a thing of the past. ;)

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A poem should create the ambiance of the situation your in, or you seek to explain, as well as the explanation and description of your subject. If you can almost smell the flowers, or indeed the shit.... it matters not if it rhymes or not. :D

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Roses are red
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Blindside wrote:
A poem should create the ambiance of the situation your in, or you seek to explain, as well as the explanation and description of your subject. If you can almost smell the flowers, or indeed the shit.... it matters not if it rhymes or not. :D


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I always though poetry was poncey nonsense, until I read Stephen Fry's book 'An ode less travelled', which explains to someone as thick as me what's actually going on with rhyme schemes and rhythm.

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eog wrote:
Why link congratulating someone on their success with a rant about education?

just me being a miserable get, I have to complain about something. plus the only poets I read about before this was ones like this http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... a-10572240 it made me feel that if I or some regular Joe Bloggs wrote something decent it wouldn't get looked at because we aren't some Uni funded MA Graduate. I don't know if the Town Hill guy is any good but at least he shows it can be done just as a passion and you don't have to have a certain background to get somewhere


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