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I've done six of these. This'll be the seventh. There is no real significance in the number. I just want £7 to write a poem.
I've done six of these. This'll be the seventh. There is no real significance in the number. I just want £7 to write a poem.
I've done six of these. This'll be the seventh. There is no real significance in the number. I just want £7 to write a poem.
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I spent a good deal of last year feeding my writing to a shredder. It got to the point where I was shredding more than I was writing. Instead of having piles of paper I had piles of tiny pieces of paper. I thought it was about time the archives were replenished. Hence a £7 poem. 

Two years ago I stood outside a bar in Milan begging for money on Kickstarter to fund a pen, a note book and a coffee. Six poems followed. I'd kinda like to complete the sequence of twenty four that I promised. I'm feeling pretty gloomy, despondent and rather saturnine about it all to be honest. Perfect for poetry. 

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 rubbish. 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 work online.

    (you can download it too and print as many copies as you like)

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    I'll send you a copy of the poem, printed on the cheapest value, low-grade paper I can find. It might be creased when it arrives. It may or may not be signed.

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    I'll send you an early draft of the poem fed through my shredder. You won't be able to read it unless you take the time to stick it all back together which I advise you don't.

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    I will email you 7 passwords where you will have exclusive access to read this and the previous 6 poems online.

    (you can download them too)

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    I will send you a signed copy of one of the previous 6 poems presented in bookshop quality pamphlet form + a password to read this poem online.

    (You'll be able to select and choose from the previously published books 'i' - a £1 poem, 'iii' - a £3 poem, 'v' - a £5 poem, 'viii' - an £8 poem, 'xiii' - a £13 poem or 'xxiv' - a £24 poem prior to shipping)

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

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    I will send you a signed copy of the poem, finished or unfinished, and presented in pamphlet form with your name printed in the credits + a copy of each of the 6 previous pamphlets + digital versions of the 7 poems.

    (7 books include: 'i' - a £1 poem, 'iii' - a £3 poem, 'v' - a £5 poem, 'vii' - a £7 poem, 'viii' - an £8 poem, 'xiii' - a £13 poem or 'xxiv' - a £24 poem)

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