lizbrownlee – poet

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Monthly Archives: February, 2018

Poem for a Greenfinch (Dedicated to Grizelda)

Greenfinch¬† My eye is bright with the hope of lace-leaved shelter of finding answers to hunger in things that do not speak my song is a chatter of indignance my feet grip as delicately as a petal to flower If you run a finger down my feathers, the colours of moss and sunshine they have …

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Battle of the Sexes, My Poem Read by Helena Bonham Carter

‘Battle of the Sexes‘ from Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, by Liz Brownlee, Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, was chosen by the wonderful Allie Esiri to appear in A Poem for Every Day of the Year – and then it was read by Helena Bonham Carter. Thank you, Allie! It’s a …

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BBC Radio 4 Reading of Reaching the Stars Poem

Available on listen again on BBC Radio 4, Jan Dean‘s poem ‘Suffragette‘ from Reaching the stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, on Wednesday 6th February 2018, available indefinitely on podcast: BBC Radio 4  

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#Suffragette100 and Reaching the Stars!

Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, was written to chime with the 100th anniversaries of the work by suffragists from every walk of life. Today – when Doritos have just produced¬† a special crisp for our delicate mouths and Bic have in the past couple of years made pink pens for our …

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