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Author: Henry Normal

Brexit poetry: CAKE (A poem with layers)

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Brexit poetry: CAKE (A poem with layers)
Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a number of Brexit-themed poems exclusively for Northern Soul. Here’s the first one. 
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Paul Neads, image courtesy of Flapjack Press

Flapjack Press’s Paul Neads talks poetry, performance and, erm, flapjacks with Henry Normal

August 11, 2018 Comments Off on Flapjack Press’s Paul Neads talks poetry, performance and, erm, flapjacks with Henry Normal

Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, well-known for his collaborations with Steve Coogan, Caroline Aherne and many others. Here he chats to Paul Neads, editor of Manchester-based Flapjack Press, a publishing firm specialising in poetry and poetry events. 

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Angela and Johnny

Henry Normal: The Day I Joined Twitter

March 20, 2018 Comments Off on Henry Normal: The Day I Joined Twitter

I joined Twitter yesterday. I have one follower.

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Bee mural, Manchester Town

Henry Normal: What Manchester Gave Me

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Henry Normal: What Manchester Gave Me

I moved to Manchester for love. A beautiful girl I was dating started at Manchester University and I came up to share a flat with her in Crumpsall.

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John Cooper Clarke at BBC 6 Music Festival

Henry Normal: Why I Hate Poems

September 28, 2017 Comments Off on Henry Normal: Why I Hate Poems

The great English 60s poet Adrian Mitchell once said, “most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people”.

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