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My interest in poetry started as a child when my mother recited poems to me. I read and write poetry and upload to YouTube.

Further Within Darkness & Light: A Collection of Poetry – Out Now — pAul B mOrris

Further Within Darkness & Light is a collection of poetry and verse, from across the world. Featuring the very finest of international talent. Published by nOthing BOOKS. 212 poems, reflecting upon the darkness and light of life that exists within this world of ours. Poems of love, loss, mental anguish and hope that will certainly stimulate […]

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Diverse Verse 3 is launched, Yes We Cant and Poetry Bites

Poems and more from Richard Archer

So finally the poetry anthology I compiled for charity is out there and ready to buy. Diverse Verse 3 features poets from round the corner and round the world and money raised from sales goes to support Cancer Research UK.

Click here to buy a copy.

On top of that I’m appearing as a guest poet at a couple of events round the West Midlands.

Firstly I’m the half ender at Yes We Cant on Sunday 6th May at the Pretty Bricks in Walsall, starts at 7pm.

Later on in the month I’m one of the guest poets at Poetry Bites on Tuesday 22nd May at the Kitchen Garden Café in Birmingham.

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The Diverse Verse 3 poetry anthology is now open for submissions

Poems and more from Richard Archer

My last successful poetry anthology, Diverse Verse 2.

Diverse Verse 3 the poetry book from Walsall with an international reach is ready to accept submissions.

Here’s how you can get involved and see your poem in print

All you need to do to be involved is to email me a poem to the email address below and it will be considered for the book based on the following rules. Please note entry is free.

  1. All poems must be the authors own work, please don’t submit something that isn’t yours.
  2. Poems are welcome from anyone, anywhere in the world.
  3. Please submit no more than one poem.
  4. A submitted poem must be in arial font in a format free word document. If you are unable to do such then just paste your poem into the body of your email.
  5. Poems on any subject and theme are welcome, however sexually explicit poetry and…

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Within Darkness and Light – a chat with Paul Morris

Poems and more from Richard Archer

Walsall poet and writer Paul Morris has released a charity poetry anthology entitled “Within Darkness and Light.” With the book generating a lot of interest I took the opportunity to chat with Paul via email to get some details on the book and more.

Q1 – congratulations on publishing Within Darkness and Light, tell me a little more about the book, why you decided to put together an anthology and why that particular theme?

Thank you Richard. Within Darkness & Light is a collection of poetry that focuses on the psychological, emotional darkness and light aspects of life. The poetry included is very real, honest and quite beautiful.

As someone who has spent an entire life living with mental health issues, the contradiction of dark and light emotions is very relevant in my life. I wanted to produce a collection of work that conveys this. The poets who have contributed…

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Within Darkness & Light – a collection of poetry is now on sale

pAul B mOrris

I’m delighted to announce that Within Darkness & Light is now available to buy.

The book is a collection of poetry reflecting upon the darkness and light of life that exists within this world of ours. It features 133 poems from poets world wide. It is an amazing book and you should buy it if you are reading this.

Ask yourself, what makes you want to shout out and share your emotions? How do you express your darkest times or your happiest moments? Let this book release your feelings through verse. Allow the words to set you free.

Proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to

You can purchase a copy, in both paperback or Kindle formats, from the following outlets.

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

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Poets and their Poems

Black Country Londoner

Here in Walsall we have a thriving poetry society chaired by Richard Archer or as he is perhaps better known in local poetry circles, Skaggy the Poet. Last year the society  produced an anthology called Diverse Verse, a celebration of poetry from the West Midlands and beyond. Many of the contributors were well-known names on the Black Country poetry circuit including, Femi Abidogun, Marianne Burgess, Ian Ward, Tina Negus, Jerry Peterson, Bryan “LaGrif” Griffin and former Walsall laureate, Ian Hennery to name but a few, as well as the incomparable Mr A himself. All the work was given free and all the proceeds went to the Mayor of Walsall’s charities for that year.

This year I am delighted to report that Richard has once again been busy compiling another collection called Diverse Verse 2 (see below)


This edition features many of the same poets from the first plus some new ones, all of…

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