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Michael Shepherd Male, 86, United Kingdom (10/14/2005 4:24:00 AM)

It's a proud day for Brit Poetry today. Most of us didn't realise that Harold Pinter - new Nobel Laureate for his plays, and political statements perhaps -also wrote poetry. But overnight, there he is at 30 on the 500 poems list with his 'American Football' - which sets a new standard for laureated poets... and he's also there at 100 with a darkly humorous one which is a sidelight on the dialogue of his plays...he loves writing, and it shows.
And Roger McGough has three poems up top, too; one of our four 'Liverpool Poets' with a touch of the Irish, sorta poetic Beatles.

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  • Rookie - 150 Points Poetry Hound (10/14/2005 5:17:00 AM) Post reply
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    Yes, you should be proud. Harold Pinter is a real talent. Remember discussing him on the other forum on areound p.21.

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