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Kara, Amy and Daniel’s Stories Friday, 12 February 2010

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Kara carries the poem “Dead Smart, One Of The Boys” by William Samson because “its about school & being naughty :)”

Amy carries the poem “Don’t Quit,” by Anonymous, writing “I like this poem cos it has good words in it and its good advice and its also true:)”

You can read the text of the poem here.

Daniel carries the poem “The 6 O’Clock News” by Tom Leonard. “It was a very funny and Scottish poem so i thought i would pick it.”

You can read the text of the poem here.

Holly’s Story: ‘6 O’Clock News’ Wednesday, 10 February 2010

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hey there!

I choose to carry around the peom, ‘6 o’clock news’ by Tom Leonard because it has some very funny words in it. I’m going to carry it around in my bag, cause i always have my bag!

from ‘6 O’Clock News’

yooz doant no
thi trooth

Read the full poem

Holly is a pupil at south Queensferry High School.

BIOGRAPHY – TOM LEONARD Wednesday, 6 January 2010

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Born in Glasgow in 1944, Tom Leonard has made the city’s voices heard throughout Scotland, and beyond. Leonard’s political, aesthetic and linguistic concerns are inextricable. His poetry contrasts different voices, social classes, emotional registers, philosophies. It is often funny but fiercely so.

He has been writer-in-residence in libraries and universities, and in the anthology Radical Renfrew, he trawled the Paisley archives to reconstruct the region’s literary past from the French Revolution to the First World War. His own work has been collected in Intimate Voices (1984), Reports from the Present (1995) and access to the silence: poems 1984-2004’. He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.

Find out more about Tom Leonard through the Scottish Poetry Library’s Poets A-Z.