Our Poetry: The Music of Being Human

With Phil Welton

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Wednesday 8:30 pm 9:00 pm

OUR POETRY promotes and celebrates the infinite variety of poetic voices living in and around Deal. Of course, the show has global ambitions – see below.

I introduce about a dozen poets per show who discuss and read their own poems. In each show I meet a particular artist who reads their own work and a chosen poem by another author. I ask them about their lives and how and why they write poems. There are occasional news items about poetic events and activities.

With OUR POETRY, I intend to create space for poetry to become a more widely practised, inclusive and popular form of self-expression and performance. Poets of all ages, genders and nationalities are very
welcome to contribute, from wherever they may be around the world or, indeed, in Deal.

People have been telling rhythmic stories around the campfire for thousands of years. Poetry is and has long been The Music of Being Human.
It’s ours.

If you would like to comment or send in a poem, please get in touch with me on philwelton@dealradio.co.uk


Our Poetry: The Music of Being Human crew


Phil Welton

Phil has sung and played in bands before and after his career. Phil is a recovering Social Worker. He has lived in Deal since 2007. Phil had spent many years writing songs and at times been out there playing and singing them. Having written poetry when young, Phil recently re-discovered it and initially smuggled his way into The Deal Poets Society on the strength of his song lyrics. However, lockdown put paid to musical performing and Phil started writing actual poems. He found he loved it and became drawn to the wide variety of poetic voices out there.

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