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Welcome to Newsletter #126

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

Big by Bo Burnham
[Big by Bo Burnham]

A tale I heard

Poet and playwright Caroline Bird on writing workshops with young people:

"It helps to remind me of how I felt when I was a teenager. I wasn’t writing thinking of a career, I wrote because it was the one thing in the world that made sense to me. I remember that feeling of the first time I wrote a poem that I liked, when I was 11 or 12, and thinking, ‘Oh god, I think I’m going to be able to live – this is a thing I love! It is mine.’ So whenever I feel that pressure, I go and teach some teenagers and remind myself that all the rest is bollocks."

A tale I saw

Jellyfish by Robert Garnham
[Jellyfish by Robert Garnham]

A tale I wrote


Geoff became a chef.
He was the best.
He'd fry bacon with a bare chest.
He'd make pies with his eyes closed,
stroganoff with both socks off.
Jesus Christ he was good.
Fast asleep he'd make a pud.
He cooked stew in the loo
and made lasagne from pandas.
He was controversial,
let's put it that way.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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