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Unexhausted Time by Emily Berry

Poetry Review: Unexhausted Time by Emily Berry

March 23, 2022 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Unexhausted Time by Emily Berry

While reading Emily Berry’s new poetry collection Unexhausted Time, I am reminded of those moments when a less than lucid mind sparks fresh perspectives on intrusive thoughts. The dark and pungent soil of experience is raked over in this book.

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Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2021

December 17, 2021 Comments Off on Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, we’re looking back on the things that have brought us immense comfort during another turbulent year.

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“Poetry enriches lives.” Ian Duhig, Ilkley Literature Festival 2021 Poet in Residence

October 1, 2021 Comments Off on “Poetry enriches lives.” Ian Duhig, Ilkley Literature Festival 2021 Poet in Residence

Ian Duhig grew up with poetry.

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Poetry Review: The Distance Between Clouds by Henry Normal

July 12, 2021 Comments Off on Poetry Review: The Distance Between Clouds by Henry Normal

Henry Normal might just be the most famous person you have never heard of.

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How I learned to love London: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

June 30, 2021 Comments Off on How I learned to love London: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

While writing The Royle Family up in Manchester with Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, some days, just for a joke, Caroline would announce “it’s raining in London” and we would all cheer.

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The Escape Plan, Henry Normal

Can poetry save theatres? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

May 27, 2021 Comments Off on Can poetry save theatres? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

When a theatre shuts its doors, it’s called ‘going dark’.

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World Autism Awareness Week 2021: Henry Normal shares poems to, and inspired by, his son Johnny

March 31, 2021 Comments Off on World Autism Awareness Week 2021: Henry Normal shares poems to, and inspired by, his son Johnny

Henry Normal, co-writer and producer of award-winning TV shows and films such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Paul Calf, Gavin & Stacey, Alan Partridge, among many others, shares some of his brilliant poems written for, and inspired by, his son, Johnny, as part of World Autism Awareness Week 2021.

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Poetry Review: No guiding star by John Mills

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on Poetry Review: No guiding star by John Mills

No guiding star might not be an instantly powerful phrase from a poetic standpoint but, from the off, you can understand why the title of John Mills’ latest poetry collection matters.

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The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Northern Angel

December 21, 2020 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Northern Angel

While Christmas may look a little different this year, at Northern Soul we love our festive traditions and here’s a particular favourite: the Northern Soul Christmas poem written exclusively for us by Wendy Pratt in response to Phil Pounder’s beautiful photograph.

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Views in the Dales by our North Yorks photographer Paul Hunter

Northern Horizons: a North East childhood and big, big skies

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Northern Horizons: a North East childhood and big, big skies

There’s a wonderful poem written by Thomas Hood in the early 1800s which sums up the reality of a Northern winter.

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