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Gerard Benson

It’s the late Gerard Benson’s birthday today – so to celebrate, here he is in a video I have not shared before. Some years ago at a poetry retreat he performed the Blacksmith poem – in Anglo-Saxon! It’s just amazing how much of it you can understand.¬† Anglo-Saxon forms a great deal of our English …

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National Poetry Day, Dazzle Dance!

We have a Dazzle Dance for today, as this is the start of National Poetry Day week! There will be a poem film a day this week until Thursday, NPD! As I was researching people whose jobs contained light to read poems about light, I thought a fire performer¬†would be fun. I left messages on …

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eXtra eXcellent Poet Gerard Benson

If you are looking for my actual A-Z post for ‘X’, please scroll down below this ‘Xtra’ post. One year ago today, the wonderful Gerard Benson (poet, actor, raconteur, book reviewer, former Barrow Poet, and former teacher at the Central School of Speech and Drama) died. I couldn’t let this day pass without reposting this …

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