wordsout was originally an imprint for the print books Breaking the Chains (1992) and Welcome to the Real World (2000). Everything was added to this website in 2011. Paperback copies of the last book are available from Amazon or from me.
Words written for personal and community events are collected in Occasions and Nonsense.
wordsout is not for personal profit. All income after essential costs such as web hosting goes to charity to support two schools in Jos, northern Nigeria, run by the Rev Kenneth Ononeze.
Any of my poems may be performed or re-published free of charge for non-commercial reasons. For copyright acknowledgment and other permissions see here.
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and performance pieces by
September 11, 2001 2002
BREAKING THE CHAINS 1992
The place where socks go 1985-90
poems by others
Two new poems for Christmas. The sceptical shepherd explains his conspiracy theory that the angel’s announcement is fake news, and The magi at the empty manger wonder what we will do now with the gifts.
days and seasons
Pieces grouped by theme or subject.