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Emma Purshouse
Hard to believe, isn't it? Emma Purshouse

So there’s no need to nick
this Philip K Dick?
I don’t have to pilfer
a Rosamunde Pilcher
because everything’s free?

For you and for me?
I can have them on loan?
I can take them all home?
And there isn’t a cost,
unless one gets lost?

A poem for Wolverhampton Libraries by Emma Purshouse.


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Poetry on Loan promotes contemporary poetry through public libraries in the West Midlands
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Roger McGough at The Hive!

Roger McGough at The Hive, Worcester, 6th October - in person and live-streamed

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Roger McGough at The Hive!
6 October 2021
The Hive, Worcester