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

Aug 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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Book Review: A Normal Family by Henry Normal and Angela Pell

Apr 12, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: A Normal Family by Henry Normal and Angela Pell

Living with autism is a hugely weighty subject and any book about it could easily risk being hard to digest.

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Henry Normal: The Day I Joined Twitter

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

I joined Twitter yesterday. I have one follower.

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Henry Normal: What Manchester Gave Me

Nov 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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Henry Normal: Why I Hate Poems

Sep 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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Henry Normal talks about nature, getting older and writing what you know

Sep 20, 2017 Comments Off on Henry Normal talks about nature, getting older and writing what you know

Poetry is everywhere at the moment.

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“If you avoid serious subjects, comedy isn’t funny” Henry Normal talks to Northern Soul

Sep 14, 2016 Comments Off on “If you avoid serious subjects, comedy isn’t funny” Henry Normal talks to Northern Soul

He promises poems about “death, human frailty and other classic conversation stoppers”. As pitches go for a literature event hoping to put bums on seats, it’s not your run of the mill promotion. But Henry Normal isn’t your conventional fella. 

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