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Member Since 2nd February 2017
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Some Of The Poets I Follow


Poet Josh

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
Reading in 2017
Jan  "His Dark Materials" trilogy (Philip Pullman)
Feb  "The Age of Miracles" (Karen Thompson Walker)
       "The Dispossessed" (Ursula K. Le Guin)
Mar  "Ten Windows: how great poems transform the world" (Jane Hirschfield)
April/May/June ...  "The Ode Less Travelled - unlocking the poet within" (Stephen Fry)
July/Aug/Sep "Lifesaving Poems (Anthony Wilson, ed); "Strong Words: modern poets on modern poetry" (W.H.Herbert & Matthew Hollis, eds)
Oct/Nov "Here to Eternity (an anthology of poetry)" (Andrew Motion, ed)
Nov "How We Decide" (Jonah Lehrer)

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

Sort of Career:
Mining Engineer --> Academic --> Inventor-Designer-Maker of unique hand-weaving looms --> Teacher of the Alexander Technique --> Weaver --> Poet.

Other Stuff:
Englishman living in Portugal, grandfather, keen rower, religion survivor, life-long pacifist, happily married, specialist in tablet-weaving, no T.V for over 20 years, totally driven by the search for greater meaning in life.