Josh

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Member Since 2nd February 2017
Josh joined 1091 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. "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 2019
"Poetry with an Edge" (Neil Astley, ed) Bloodaxe Books, 1988.
"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.

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