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I'm gonna write a poem. I need a pen, paper and coffee. Lots of coffee. I've got 24 hours.
I'm gonna write a poem. I need a pen, paper and coffee. Lots of coffee. I've got 24 hours.
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Last year I wrote an opera libretto, a short play and a treatment for a film. I thought I'd start this year by writing a poem. However I've run out of ink and my note book is now full. I need to buy a replacement ink cartridge and a new note book. I'll also need coffee. Lots of coffee. 

Once I've secured funding I will purchase the ink and note book. I will then enter the cafe (see video), order a coffee, sit down and write the poem. 

It will be around twenty four lines long. 

It may or may not be about something that happens in the cafe when I'm writing it. 

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 send you a limited edition (1 of 11) printed and signed copy of the poem.

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    I will read the poem to you exclusively online via Skype or FaceTime. The call will last 5 minutes. During this time you will be free to ask questions about the poem and/or project, suggest changes and offer criticism. I will also send you a recored Mp3 of the poem. Those who have already pledged £5 or more will also qualify for this additional award.

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    I will send you a signed copy of the poem, finished or unfinished and presented in book form with your name printed in the credits.

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    I will dedicate the poem to you and send you a limited edition (1 of 11) printed and signed copy of the poem.

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