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Survivors Poetry aim to publish and promote poetry by survivors; supporting and developing survivor poets and establishing communication networks; making connections between creativity and mental health. This blog contains notes from contributors to the survivors network.

Anthony Hurford on Seamus Heaney's third collection Wintering Out

18 December 2013

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front cover of Wintering Out by Seamus Heaney

I read this book differently, I put it down eighty percent through, completing weeks later. I’m grateful it soaked in slow. But I left my writing late, had to refresh myself before drafting this. Mr. Heaney, as ever, deserves consideration, this collection is so fresh. It is in two parts although I focus on part one, as it has a more obvious theme: it takes us back to a world, I hesitate to say Heaneyland as it's not an exclusive world but inclusive. It takes us back slowly to a...

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Wendy Young found 'Break' in Suffolk and Norfolk

13 December 2013

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Break logo

Just want to share www.break-charity.org in the East of England - I discovered it because of my addiction to charity shops.  Charity Shops Sometimes they make me sad  as they are a link to the past -  seeing a nice tea set or dressing table,  glassware that must have been treasured for years  when people didn't have very much  now in a far corner of a far corner of England, town, street...  and certain clothes, ornaments I saw on my Aunty Kath's...

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The Taxman Cometh for Wendy Young

6 December 2013

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hatchet

Hoping that I don't hold the country to ransom, guess I'll have to pay the tax on the benefit I received for just under 3 months in 2010.  It's too complicated to work out, all I know is I'm tired and weary and that's probably how they get you.

Mad (T)axeman

The Taxman Cometh

And I runneth

(not really - don't lock me up)

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