Josh

Tyrant of Words
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Member Since 2nd February 2017
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Poet Introduction

I write mainly poetry for the inner journey. I also have a feisty side-line of writing poetic commentaries on the war industry and politics & culture. "When power corrupts, poetry cleanses" (JFK, Oct 1963)

Favorite Poets/Writers

Simon Armitage, Imtiaz Dharker, Carol Ann Duffy, Norman MacCaig, Wilfrid Owen, Sylvia Plath

About Me

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Reading in 2020
"The Rattle Bag"; a poetry anthology edited by Seamus Heaney & Ted Hughes, Faber & Faber 1982/2019.
"The Zoo of the New", a poetry anthology edited by Nick Laird & Don Peterson, Penguin 2018.
"A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology" (edited by Friis, Pederson & Hendricks) Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

The Journey so far:
Mining Engineer --> Academic --> Inventor-Designer-Maker of unique hand-weaving looms --> running a Quinta/Small-holding + Poet & Sculptor.
An Englishman living in Portugal, keen rower, religion survivor, life-long pacifist, happily married. Five grandchildren (so far).