When your childhood is a fragmentation grenade it is difficult to learn how to breathe. BlOwOuts rip through the papier mâché history you painstakingly mould into walls. Dithering between sniper-sharp criticism & car-bomb gifts you learn to sink friends & instincts like looted art. Sophie McKeand is an award-winning poet, a TEDx speaker, and the […]
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Alternative Values: Poems and Paintings

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PUBLISHED ON: 01/02/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

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PUBLISHED ON: 22/05/13

CATEGORY: Essays

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