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Jack
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Plymouth, UK
Favourite genre of music: Grunge
Operating System: Vista
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch
Wallpaper of choice: Blue
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: "It's all the same...Just, different."
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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Common People - Pulp
  • Watching: Talking Turkeys!!
  • Drinking: Tea
I've just come back from seeing Benjamin Zephaniah reading poetry and MCing at the opening of the festival 'How To Change the World in Seven Days', being hosted by the miniscule (physically) Barbican Theatre here in Plymouth.

If ever I've questioned the point of being a writer I will no longer do it again. For those of you who do not know of him, Zephaniah is world reknowed poet and activist. The majority of his poems are political and he has come under fire as a result of this, but it is all wonderful. He hosted the event and introduced young writers throughout the evening to come up and read their poetry in relation to the title of the festival, I was too chicken shit so I withdrew my application. There was a lot of talent there and it was brilliant that all these people in the audience, some of them who I'm sure were shocked at some of the content, were being forced to listen to opinions of people that are usually ignored but were this evening presented in the best way possible!! The diversity of the 'Collective Voices' was brilliant; it went from pieces about abuse to pieces about war and hip hop (Which I NEVER listen to) which delved into similar areas and covered recent and current events such as the fighting in the Gaza Strip.

Go watch his stuff on youtube, now!! My favourite piece on there, which he didn't perform tonight unfortunately, is www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4AgPS… - Talking Turkeys

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internaldiscord Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I very much like your gallery. You have a such a broad range of subjects! It was a delight to peruse your writing... thank you for sharing.
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skatofily Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
You're welcome ;) I like the way you write
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Flobblem Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional Writer
Hey there, put you on me journal [link]
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Dreadsdead Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Thank you :D
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Flobblem Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional Writer
Well i have read most of your gallery and i can't fully decide what i think about your poetry. I like the imagery you use, the way you make things seem somehow dirty and negative. Yeah i would probably say i like it.
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uber-bubble Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
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