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Andy Bennett – My Poetry Hero(es)

Andy Bennett – My Poetry Hero(es)

It’s tricky for me to pick just one poetry hero. I think as a writer, one is influenced by everything (and everyone) you read, see, and hear. So, to make it easier for myself, I’ve decided to split my heroes into two categories: alive and dead. The dead ones are easy – their poetry is...
Poetry By The Sea

Poetry By The Sea

Today, eight children and I stood on the soggy North Norfolk coast and shouted poems at the sea. Why? Because we could. This was the culmination of our first day-long session with our final Shake The Dust team. We’d spent the day in a renovated lifeboat house, experimenting with all kinds of poetic word games:...
Greetings from the East

Greetings from the East

Hello! The hippie in the picture above is me: Andy Bennett – poet, comedian, and East Region Digital Champion for Shake The Dust. I’m quite excited to be a Digital Champion, as it makes me sound rather dashing, like a 21st Century Robin Hood, only with YouTube clips instead of arrows. I’m working with the...