Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett lives and works in Salford in the North of England. He is the author of 7 previous collections of poetry with the most recent being FREE (Blart Books, 2014) and HUGZ (KFS, 2014). His work has appeared in numerous anthologies including The Other Room #6 (2014); The Dark Would (2013); Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot (2012); and Sculpted (2012). He is a co-organiser of the reading series Peter Barlow’s Cigarette.

from HUGZ

Those poems suck; those poems mean ‘no progress’. Including side-effects such as cock-rot; no sleep; no appetite and, you know, dandelion and burdock is a drink like self-esteem is; tautologically. As him from Westlife sings – the sound is so …

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