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Kit de Waal (2012 [2017]) My Name is Leon

Poverty is always a simple story full of missing people. In a week when American Congress has passed a Bill to give over a trillion dollars American taxpayer’s money to the obscenely rich, Kit de Waal’s, My Name is Leon , is a fictional, child’s account, of what it means to be poor and forgotten in Britain in the nineteen-eighties. The irony here is things were better then. Leon is nine and he takes care of his mum, Carol, as best he can, his...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

November's picks very kindly chosen by love_writing: Gosh it's so difficult, there are so many good pieces, but these are the two which have stayed with me; Poem: 'At the Arts Council in Manchester' It's a well crafted thought-provoking piece which mixes in a startling way everyday moments with death. Story: 'Poppy' This story told from child's perspective has stayed with me since reading it. It's hard- hitting in its innocence. https://www...

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Cerasus Poetry: the first 10 days

This weekend, we are writing to 3 poets inviting them to re-submit a further 3 poems. We are also promoting a further 3 poets to the second stage submission process, inviting them to submit a small portfolio of 10 further poems. Plus, we are still receiving new submissions. Not bad going. Thanks for the support. More always welcome.

How Far Do I Go?

It's a writing dilemma. I know that I am able to push myself harder and there are a couple of directions where I can go. My writing strengths are non-fiction and fiction with its feet firmly embedded in fact. And thanks ABC for giving me the space to play around in all directions and come to this assessment. Now where do I go? One option is to create a collection of full-on factual memory writings. Another is to arise off my 61 year old ass and...

Maggyvaneijk's First Book Now Available on Pre-order!

Very exciting news! One of our best poets on ABCTales - maggyvaneijk - has her first book coming out in January. You can pre-order it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Remember-This-When-Youre-Sad/dp/1911600737/ref=... 're+sad

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 Our Story of the Week is Richard Dobbs's 'The Stacks of Llandarcy', which combines social commentary with a moving account of a father and son relationship: https://www.abctales.com/story/richard-dobbs/stacks-llandarcy Poem of the Week is Well-Wisher's 'School', a piece of automatic poetry that has stayed with me since the first moment I read it: https://www.abctales.com/story/well-wisher/school%C2%A0-...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Our Story of the Week is Richard Dobbs's 'The Stacks of Llandarcy', which combines social commentary with a moving account of a father and son relationship: https://www.abctales.com/story/richard-dobbs/stacks-llandarcy Poem of the Week is Well-Wisher's 'School', a piece of automatic poetry that has stayed with me since the first moment I read it: https://www.abctales.com/story/well-wisher/school%C2%A0-automatic-poem This week's Inspiration Point...

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Cerasus Poetry: More Submissions

Thanks for the submissions made so far. More are always welcome. Don’t be shy. But please also make sure you send us your very best. if you have submitted and not had a confirmation within one day, please resubmit directly to: cerasuspoetry@gmail.com This is also the email address for all enquiries. You can follow us at http:// www.facebook.com/Cerasus-Poetry-161707294428854/ http://twitter.com/CerasusPoetry

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