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This is about going back to the beginning. Or before the beginning began. I wanted to ask for nothing but I can't so I'm asking for £1.
This is about going back to the beginning. Or before the beginning began. I wanted to ask for nothing but I can't so I'm asking for £1.
This is about going back to the beginning. Or before the beginning began. I wanted to ask for nothing but I can't so I'm asking for £1.
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On the 1st day of the 11th month of this year at 1pm I am going to publish another poem online and it will cost you £1 to read it. 

I would like to have given it away for free this time but you can’t ask for nothing on Kickstarter. Is it possible to ask for nothing anywhere? Besides I’m back in London and I need to put a £1 coin into the electricity meter to keep the power running. 

Yes it has come to this. The writer lives a primitive existence and does what he can to keep his head above water (see video). On this note, if you have been following the poems I have crowdfunded so far, you may have been aware of an aquatic element seeping into them. So expect more liquids, and the immersion there in, this time round. 

The poem is currently below the surface. £1 will help float it. We'll see if it can crawl ashore on its own.

Risks and challenges

There are many risks involved in writing poetry. These include: 1) Prolonged bouts of melancholia. 2) Laudanum addiction. 3) Eventual madness. There is also every possibility that A) I will not finish the poem or B) the poem will be shit. In case A) the poem will be presented as an unfinished work. Case B) will probably result in one or a combination of the following: 1) Prolonged bouts of melancholia. 2) Laudanum addiction 3) Eventual madness.

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    I will email you a password where you will have exclusive access to read the finished (or unfinished) poem online.

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    My name is Warren Neill and if word got out back home that I'd been spending my hard earned on poetry well... it doesn't bare thinking about. But hey, I'm in for a quid and another book with my name printed in the credits will do just fine.

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    I'm Eric Cooper and incase you hadn't noticed I've backed this guy to the max on every project. A book for £1 this time? And with my name printed in the credits? Yer that'll do.

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    My name is Rae and as well as my generous contributions I had to explain some of the finer points of Kickstarter to Jan earlier in the year so yes, thanks, I'll have a book with my name printed in the front for £1.

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    I'll send you a copy of the poem, unsigned and printed on Tesco value low-grade paper. It might be creased when it arrives.

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    I will send you a copy of the poem, printed on Bond premium-weight paper, signed and numbered to a limited edition of 11. I'll put it in a proper envelope too.

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    I will email you 5 passwords where you will have exclusive access to read this and the previous 4 poems written online.

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    I will send you a signed copy of the poem, finished or unfinished, and presented in booklet form with your name printed in the credits. Anyone pledging £10 or more will automatically qualify for this added reward.

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