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John Snelling has been writing poetry since the 1960s. In 1976, he won first prize in the City of Westminster Arts Council’s poetry competition. In 2013, he gained a Judge’s Special Commendation in The Poetry Box competition for dark and horror poetry. At the 2012 Torbay Festival of Poetry he presented one side of the festival debate on the subject of whether poetry makes nothing happen. The debate subsequently appeared in Acumen 75. He has had an article on meaning in poetry and a poem published in Acumen 84. In 2007 he had a short collection of poems published, Siren Songs (Nettle Press 2007). Poems of his have also appeared in the winter 2013 and spring 2014 editions of London Grip Poetry. John is one of the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors and regularly arranges and participates in poetry readings at Keats House.

Audio File – Forecasting

Audio File – On War

Audio File – The Golems

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