Featured Artist: Alfred Lord-Telecom

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Q1) What is your connection with Poetry&Words?

It’s one of those co-incidences that can happen on a planet like ours.

 

Q2) If you had to describe the Poetry&Words stage in just three words, what would they be?

Words, words, words.

 

Q3) How would you describe Glastonbury Festival to someone who’s never been there?

We’re drawn to the spectacle, but discover each other.

 

Q4) Can you name two other poets who you admire?

Eliot; Basho.

 

Q5) What kinds of things inspire you to write?

Men who neither bleed nor dream; arctic animals; scientific implements; anything that’s dirty perfect.

 

Q6) Where is the most unusual place you’ve performed your work?

Moran’s Builders Merchants in Kilburn.

 

Q7) What are you working on at the moment?

This sentence.

 

Q8) What’s the closest rhyme for ‘orange’ you can find?

Melange

 

Q9) Can we have a poem please?

The Song of Festival’s End

 

The dark hand on the clock is hitting midnight
There’s a raven got away with someone’s eye
The bells should all be tolling
But you know the bells got stolen
Along with all the things we brought to life
The place where we’ve been staying is well, noisy
There are craters where we used to park the car
And recently explosions have caused some slight erosion
But happily there’s lager in the bar
It seems to me the stage is set for carnage
And the kind of wounds that never ever heal
And though it might much less frightening if we took away the lightning.
All of us here gathered agree that’s it’s ideal

 

Q10) Where can we find out more about your work?

When you do, please let me know.

 

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2 thoughts on “Featured Artist: Alfred Lord-Telecom

  1. A very candid and straight forward approach,liked the poemIt seems to me the stage is set for carnageAnd the kind of wounds that never ever healwell said.At the moment, many of us feel the similar way.

  2. <font style="font-size:12pt" size=3><span lang=EN-GB>Thank you for your e-mail.  <br><br>For poets applying to perform for Poetry&amp;Words at Glastonbury Festival 2013, please note that applications are now open and will close at midnight on</span></font><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3><b style=""> Sunday 10<sup>th</sup> March 2013.</b></font><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3>  Applications received after this date will</font><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3><i style=""> not</i></font><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> be accepted. You can apply by e-mailing us here with </font><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3><span style="font-family:Arial"> your poetry c.v. and 1-3 video and/or audio files of you performing your work.<span style="">  </span>We’re happy to receive either attachments (of a manageable size!) or web links.<span style="">  </span>We can also provide a snail mail address if you’d rather do things the old fashioned way (just e-mail to ask us for our postal address).</span></font><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> </font><p class=ecxMsoNormal><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> </font></p><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> </font><p class=ecxMsoNormal><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3>Please note that we receive a high volume of applications and are therefore unable to reply to individual e-mails.</font><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3><span style="">  </span></font><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3>Successful artists should hear back from us as by two months after the deadline.</font></p><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> </font><p class=ecxMsoNormal><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> </font></p><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> </font><p class=ecxMsoNormal><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3>You can also find us at: </font></p><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> </font><p class=ecxMsoNormal><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3><a href="http://poetryandwords.posterous.com/" target="_blank">http://poetryandwords.posterous.com/</a></font> </p><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> </font><p class=ecxMsoNormal><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Glastonbury-Poetry/49516631721" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/pages/Glastonbury-Poetry/49516631721</a></font> </p><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> </font><p class=ecxMsoNormal><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3><a href="https://twitter.com/PoetryandWords" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/PoetryandWords</a></font> </p><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3> </font><font style="font-size:12pt" size=3><span lang=EN-GB><br>All the best,<br>The Poetry&amp;Words team</span>

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