Tag Archive for John I. Clarke

Writing Together and Seeing It Differently

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VIV LONGLEY Agbrigg Writers, a creative writing group in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK, has held together for nearly a decade now with six of the initial core membership still attending most of the time.  It is defined by several characteristics…

My Feet are Killing Me

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JOHN I. CLARKE (The Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 – 56 took place after Rosa Parks was arrested following her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger.) Some folks try to change the world by marching armies…

Put your feet up

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JOHN I. CLARKE “We’ll stay at home and take it easy. We’ll avoid the half-term crowds. Unwind a bit. You can put your feet up and relax.” It had been agreed then – no week in the Lakes after all.…

Setting fire to words

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There is fire in poetry RICHARD BERENGARTEN Still and on May this work move on, and on its winding way and these words hold well together and, in their time wherever they carry, together hold constant at all points on…

Laura Potts’ Chatterley

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JOHN I. CLARKE “Is this the kind of book you would wish your wife or servant to read?” There is no more infamous comment in British social history than that made by Chief Prosecutor Mervyn Griffiths-Jones at the Lady Chatterley’s…

Dear Anne

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JOHN I. CLARKE Method and organisation I will shore against my ruins. A couple of hours will see me through these exercise books, a bit of flick and tick while Eric is preparing the dinner. Eric? Oh he’s quite the…

Just Go Where Your Consciences Take You

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JOHN I. CLARKE In the crowded dining hall, even with the big screen showing pop videos, Melanie’s assault on two fellow students caused something of a stir. It was afterwards in my office that the full extent of the provocation…