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Member Since 2nd February 2017
Josh joined 597 days ago and last visited yesterday
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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. Current favourite quote: "Poetry is where death is robbed of the last word" (Olga Broumas)

Favorite Poets/Writers

Alice Fulton, Carol Ann Duffy, E.E Cummings, Matsuo Basho, Sylvia Plath, Wilfrid Owen

About Me

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Reading in 2018
"Poetry with an Edge" (Neil Astley, ed) Bloodaxe Books, 1988.
"The Poetry Pharmacy" (William Sieghart) Particular Books, 2017.
"In Person: 30 Poets {with DVD}" (Neil Astley, ed. Filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce) Bloodaxe Books, 2008.
"Emergency Kit - Poems for Strange Times" (edited by Jo Shapcott & Matthew Sweeney) Faber & Faber, 2004.
"A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology" (edited by Friis, Pederson & Hendricks) Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

"Life takes longer than you think, so start early" (Joshua Bond)

Life's Journey:
Mining Engineer --> Academic --> Inventor-Designer-Maker of unique hand-weaving looms --> Teacher of the Alexander Technique --> Weaver --> Poet & Sculptor.
An Englishman living in Portugal, keen rower, religion survivor, life-long pacifist, happily married. Three grandchildren (so far).