Category Archives: youtube

January Author Newsletter

I’m pleased to announce my January Author Newsletter is available to read/subscribe. To do so please follow this link:

https://mailchi.mp/c79480b645b0/january-author-newsletter

Poet Kevin Morris’s Poetry Channels

As well as this site (kmorrispoet.com), I also have the following channels where I post readings of my poems from time to time. Please feel free to check them out and subscribe should you wish to do so:

TikTokhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8VvP9ud/
Soundcloudhttps://soundcloud.com/kevin-stephen-morris
Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/user/101drewdog/videos

Book Announcement: 10 of My Poems Included in Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2020/21

I am delighted to announce that 10 of my poems have been included in Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2020/21. Amongst those of my poems appearing in the book are Blackbird, Leaving and Whilst Drunk on Very Strong Beer. For anyone who is interested, Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2020/21 can be purchased here https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/croydon-poets/croydon-poetry-hour-anthology-202021/paperback/product-q777n8.html?page=1&pageSize=4

I have reproduced below my poem Leaving. The text of the poem is followed by a Youtube video of me reading it.

Leaving

On my way home
I touched the stone
Of my local church.
And longed to stay
With the singing birds
On this summer evening.
I have oft heard
The birds singing
And regretted leaving.

I envy them
For, unlike men
They do not weep.
For they see not
The final sleep.
While I
Knowing that man must die
Have the beauty of birdsong,
Which does not last long.

Meet Me on the Equinox by Death Cab for Cutie

In “Meet Me on the Equinox”, Death Cab for Cutie sing “everything, everything ends”. This is a beautiful track. I relate to the song as a lot of my own poetry touches on the brevity of life.

Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion Discusses the Poetry of Philip Larkin

A couple of days ago, I watched this video on Philip Larkin which I highly recommend.

In the video Andrew Motion, the UK’s former Poet Laureate (who was a close friend and biographer of Larkin) discusses the poet’s life and work.

I am a fan of Larkin’s poetry, particularly his poems Aubade

and Ambulances

Poet Kevin Morris Reading His Poem Blackbird on Youtube

Yesterday, I recorded my poem Blackbird on youtube,

The poem came to me as I sat in my mum’s kitchen/dining area in Liverpool. The big clock on the wall ticked away the seconds whilst, in the garden I could hear the song of a blackbird.

Poet Kevin Morris Reading His Poem Leaving On Youtube

Earlier today, I recorded my poem Leaving on Youtube. To watch and listen to me reading Leaving please see below:

Poet Kevin Morris reading some of his humorous verse

Me reading a couple of my humorous poems:

Kevin Morris reading his poems

Please see recent uploads to my Youtube Channel!

Wind

Wind

Wind Blown Flowers

Wind Blown Flowers

Blackbird

Blackbird

In Her Hair

In Her Hair

Circular

Circular

Sweet Cut Grass

Sweet Cut Grass

Leaving

Leaving