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The Boy Behind the Glasses – Adjusting the Glasses – July 2020 Update

I have been toying with the idea of writing some ‘proper’ blog articles, there is so much going on at present, so much that people refuse to accept or understand, I felt it was a good time to talk about some of the discussion based upon my personal and professional experience. But I am reluctant to expand the Boy Behind the Glasses into some kind of full on politicised blog. I just want to keep this as an archiving project and to be fair, there is enough ego and self-importance in my writing and if you must know my politics and views by now. But if you people wanted me to, I could be persuaded!

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January 2020 TBBTG Update: Happy New Year and My Poetry Big Bang Moment

I have written before about why I started write but I have never really thought about my big bang moment. At the age of 16 I heavily got into Marc Bolan and I loved the lyrics and the way he used words, subsequently I got into a whole range of artists, Kinks, Beatles then John Lennon and so on, all strong lyricists.

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What Does it Mean – Talking About the Writing Process

Often I do not want to write about individual poems or pieces or writing and seem very self-indulgent to spend precious space writing about my own work. I also much prefer poems to be up to the reader in terms of meaning. Of course, sometimes a poem and its meaning is obvious but I prefer to have some ambiguity. Equally, often a poem is so personal, only you as the writer can ever truly have a connection. But that doesn’t and should not stop others reading it and having a connection or understanding of their own.

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TBBTG December 2019 Update – Is It Poetry and Other Thoughts

I haven’t completed an update for a while and to be honest, I was thinking of abandoning them altogether. Only because my remit for this blog and this site is quite straightforward, that is, it’s an archiving project and the aim is just that, archive my writing so I have something available for people to look at now or in the future

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