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Why are so many people intimidated by poetry, but love song lyrics? Alan Brough


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Lend me your ear, and I’ll read you a poem … agh, that’s not it! Alan Brough presents a short 15 minute snap lecture on poetry’s place in contemporary life – and why certain lyrics thrum our heartstrings and stir our imaginations. (Questions included? You bet.)



Alan Brough

Alan Brough was born in New Zealand and is quite a bit older than he’d like to be. Alan has always loved books and, from an early age, wanted to be a writer. Then he and his Dad went to see Star Wars and Alan decided that, actually, he really, really, really, really, really wanted to be an act... Read more


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