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Wendy Pratt is a Yorkshire-based published poet. She is Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent.

Northern Soul Poetry Please…

June 6, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Soul Poetry Please…

Northern Soul is two years old. Two years!

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Country lane, Downham © Matthew Graham, 2014

I am the North in Northern Soul

May 12, 2015 Comments Off on I am the North in Northern Soul

This weekend marked Northern Soul‘s second birthday. To commemorate the occasion, Northern Soul‘s Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt has written this poem.

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Wendy and Chris Pratt

Speak out and speak up: one woman’s experience with the NHS

March 31, 2015 Comments Off on Speak out and speak up: one woman’s experience with the NHS

Northern Soul’s Wendy Pratt writes candidly about her devastating experience with NHS failings, how she came through it, and why she still loves and admires the health service.

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What’s Up North? The Northern Soul Poetry Preview

February 2, 2015 Comments Off on What’s Up North? The Northern Soul Poetry Preview

The poetry community is a displaced, wandering mass.

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Open University ceremony

The OU: the only truly open university

November 21, 2014 2 Comments

I remember watching Open University videos in school.

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Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

August 21, 2014 Comments Off on Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

Northern Soul’s Wendy Pratt Talks to author Debbie Taylor about Herring Girl, Mslexia and taking the scenic route to becoming a writer.

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Women Writers Need Women Writers

July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Women Writers Need Women Writers

When I first started writing this article I thought it was going to be about feminism and the modern woman, and how women writers struggle to get published.

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Prole

The Boys from Prole

May 7, 2014 Comments Off on The Boys from Prole

It seems like a miracle that a couple of lads who met via an online creative writing chat room could decide to set up a literary journal without any Arts Council funding and, while one of them works full time, make a roaring success of it.

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What Motherhood Means

April 12, 2014 Comments Off on What Motherhood Means

Below is a poem I wrote in 2010. It is the title poem of my first collection, a pamphlet called Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare.

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On Becoming a Poet

March 15, 2014 Comments Off on On Becoming a Poet

The first contemporary poet I read was Jackie Kay.

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