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Great Feedback On My “Selected Poems”

I was delighted to receive the following email earlier today:

“Dear Mr Morris,
I am writing to tell you that your poems in “The Collected Poems of K Morris” that you gave me on the train on my way to college are exceptional. You might not remember me but I am the girl doing politics and history that you met on the train and gifted your amazing book to. I have always been interested in writing poems and therefore you have really inspired me to carry on my interest and write some poems of my own. I would really like to thank you for gifting me your book and inspiring me to continue writing”.

The Selected Poems of K. Morris

“The Selected Poems of K Morris” can be found here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ (for the UK), and here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/. (for amazon.com customers).

(Please note, I have not included the young lady’s name in order to protect her privacy).

Public Speaking

There was a young lady named Peach
Who gave many a very fine speech.
Her great verbal power
Impressed the ivory tower,
But the public she just couldn’t reach!

When a Naughty Young Lady Hiding in Rushes

When a naughty young lady hiding in rushes
Said, “sir, please join me in these bushes”.
I said, “Miss Coral,
I hate to quarrel,
But you are hiding in rushes not bushes!”

My Interview on Access Radio, an Apology

On 17 May, I posted regarding my interview on Access Radio https://kmorrispoet.com/2022/05/17/my-forthcoming-interview-on-access-radio/. The show was scheduled to air yesterday (Wednesday 18th May). However the broadcast did not take place.

For anyone who tuned in at 9 pm (UK time) yesterday evening, please accept my apologies. I shall contact the producer and ascertain when the programme will be available, and post a link to the podcast once it is online.

Whilst Walking Passed a Newly Dug Grave

Whilst walking passed a newly dug grave
I met an old ghoul named Dave,
Who said, “are you afeared
Of my big bushy beard?”.
I said, “Dave, you really should shave!”.

My Forthcoming Interview on Access Radio

On Wednesday 18 May, I am scheduled to appear on Access Radio, which is hosted by Amy Amantea.

Access Radio is broadcast on Vancouver Co-op Radio, and my interview (which is around an hour in length) is scheduled to be aired at 13:00 (Vancouver time), which equates to 9 pm (UK time).

During my pre-recorded interview, I talk about my life as a blind/visually impaired person in the UK. In addition I read a number of my poems and discuss what inspired me to compose them.

You can find out about Access Radio here https://coopradio.org/shows/access-radio/. If you are unable to listen on Wednesday 18th, a podcast of the show will be available at a later date and will be posted here.

When a Young Lady Named Lake

When a young lady named Lake
Leapt out of my birthday cake,
I said, “you are witty
And more than just pretty,
And you have ruined my cake!”

A Podcast of Kevin Morris Reading and Discussing His Poetry on the World Poetry Reading Series, on Thursday 12 May 2022, is Now Available

On 12 May, I was honoured to appear on Vancouver Co-op Radio’s the World Poetry Reading Series. During my interview, I read and discussed my poetry.

I am pleased to announce that a podcast of my interview is now available on mixcloud.com and can be found here https://www.mixcloud.com/VictorSchwartzman/world-poetry-cafe-for-may-12/

You don’t need an account with Mixcloud to listen back to the show. I used Chrome to access the podcast, but any up-to-date browser should work.

My segment starts approximately 41 minutes into the podcast and ends at about the 54th minute.

My thanks to Ariadne Sawyer of the World Poetry Series for allowing me to read and talk about my poetry on her show.

While Drunk on the Finest Old Wine

While drunk on the finest old wine
I spied a young lady most Divine.
Her name it is Miss Spink
And she gave me a wink,
But perhaps that was merely the wine …!