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I have 569 stories published in 17 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 573855 times and 318 of my stories have been cherry picked.
5 of my 92 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 6 votes

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Moon Over Armley

Moon Over Armley An angry cloud converses with the lunar. The sixpence sphere will always rise above. In Armley prison darkness arrives sooner. A...
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Act! A Poem for Basildon

Act! Looking from the window above, like a story of love. Can you hear me? — Yazoo, Only You. 1982 I'm lonely here. There are no poets here. Oh yes,...
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The Darlings

The Darlings So, I was seeing this woman for a while who was in and out of the music business. She once married a man who was in a band who will...

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs There was a singular man who walked tall around our Basildon town in an open necked shirt, a comb in his top left pocket. Shiny shoes...
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Record

Record And they are spitting bars in the chapel. I watch my back, my moods switched on. It’s chilly. The prison dialled down until November. Price of...
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5 of my comments have received 6 Great Feedback votes

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Notes on the poem

Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words about this poem.

 
The poem was written over an extended period of time and was the start of a deep personal change for me. It’s complicated. The poem was due to be an international commission...

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Posted in Shame

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No

Posted on Sat, 28 Oct 2023

No.

He is saying sorry for his crimes. I work in prisons teaching serious offenders  creative writing. 

Thanks 

Ralph

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Posted in Record

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Thank you!

Posted on Sun, 15 Oct 2023

Thank you, means a lot. I read this tonight at an event in Bradford. 

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Posted in Geese

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Excellent. I'll definitely

Posted on Mon, 14 Oct 2019

Excellent. I'll definitely come. Thank you. I'll email ABCTales. 

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Posted in Serotonin Rag

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I think Hank would have liked

Posted on Tue, 15 Apr 2014

I think Hank would have liked that...

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Posted in Shut Your Mouth Bukowski!