October 7th is apparently national poetry day. As such, I’d like to treat you all to a wonderful poem.

But first, an absolutely terrible one:

Today is National Poetry Day
So I’m writing a blog post to say
My poems are turd
So it would be absurd
If I continued to write in this way
.”

‘My Terrible Poem’ by Andrew Nattan (Age 25 and a little bit)

Luckily though, I do know at least one bloody good poet.
If you listen to just one Salfordian poet this National Poetry Day, choose my good friend Mr. Benny-Jo Zahl. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you my favourite of his works, ‘Swagger‘:


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