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Location: Herne Bay, United Kingdom

Member Since: January 2012

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Welcome To My Booksie Page


Hi and welcome to my Booksie page. This page contains some of my poetry and should also include some short stories and articles in the near future. So I guess I should start by telling you a little bit about myself. My pen name is James. I live in a small town on the south-east coast of England and I'm 22 years old. I mainly write poetry but I do occassionally write short stories and articles but they tend to stay in my notebook. I've been writing on and off since I was about 15. My high school English teacher read one of my poems one day and after that she persuaded me to make submissions to magazines and anthologies and generally helped me develop as a writer. Unfortunately I lost contact with her a few years after I left school (Miss Cameron, if you're reading this get in contact).


So in my younger years some of my poetry ended up in various school anthologies and a couple of completely obscure magazines that I don't quite remember the names of. As I got older i became heavily involved with my local poetry scene and even made some recordings that were supposed to be accompanied with music. However like most poetry projects it didn't really get off the ground. I did however read some poetry at various open mic nights at local pubs and they were normally well received. Then certain aspects of my life got in the way and I ended up putting the pen down for a number of years and didn't pick it up again seriously until now.


So all of the poems you see on this page are recent (with the exception of one - 'Teenage Lust'). I am wiping the dust off my pads and trying to redevelop my style. I think I'm still a bit rusty and I will gratefully receive any criticism whether it is positive or negative. I have no idea what the future has in store for me but once I have regained my old style I might start submitting work again or even making a dodgy hashup style e-book.


My favourite poems (I have two) are:

Richard Cory  by Edwin Arlington Robinson &

Oce on a Grecian Urn by John Keats


I also have two favourite books:

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey &

Roots by Alex Haley


I hope you enjoy reading my work and I look forward to reading other peoples





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