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‘Home is the place where, when you have to go there, / They have to take you in.’

I’ve always liked that line from Robert Frost’s ‘The Death of the Hired Man’.

The Poem-a-Thon in Brighton on Sunday 11 December is raising funds for the Refugee Council which does excellent work helping refugees and asylum seekers – who have suffered terrible losses – find the openings they need in order to feel at home in our country. They have had to come here, we have to take them in.

Already the Poem-a-Thon team has raised more than £23,000 – we are deeply appreciative of the wonderful support shown by so many at a time when there are greater demands than ever on people’s resources. The more we can raise, the better. We also look forward to seeing a good crowd on the day.

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The event is at the Komedia in Brighton, it runs from 12 midday to 10 pm and you can come and go as you like. As well as non-stop poetry from the largest gathering of poets and performers Brighton has seen, there’ll be book stalls, bar, tombola, silent auction with fantastic prizes, and more – a poetry party in the best of causes. Please come if you can!

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About Clare Best

I am Clare Best – poet, writer, teacher of creative writing. My first career was as a fine bookbinder. I've also worked as a bookseller, and for many years as an editor. Poetry publications: Treasure Ground (HappenStance 2009), Excisions (Waterloo Press 2011), Breastless (Pighog Press 2011), CELL (Frogmore Press 2015), Springlines (Little Toller 2017)

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2 thoughts on “‘Home is the place where, when you have to go there, / They have to take you in.’

  1. So glad we are doing this!!!

    Posted by mariajastrzebska | November 22, 2016, 8:43 am

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