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Caleb Parkin @CalebParkin Bristol, England

Bristol City Poet, 2020-22👑'Wasted Rainbow' tall-lighthouse, Feb '21🌈🗑'This Fruiting Body' @NineArchesPress Oct '21🍄 museums🏛️writing for wellbeing🐩

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@drpaulhurley @beehartyeah I was being, like, hyperbolic, bbz.
10/25
2020
@beehartyeah I'd deffo have a jig to it on a sparkly dance floor. @drpaulhurley says he's known about that remix for 50 years.A Venetian courtesan has a passionate love affair with full communism.
Retweeted by Caleb Parkin @Estlinin Having previously thought prize-winning lightning 🌩 might strike twice, I also feel like it's my Longlist… https://t.co/g3pdC6qyTx @beehartyeah Link plzHere’s a rare film clip of drummer Viola Smith, who left us this week at age 107. https://t.co/4Nfp3BywHJ
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinJust watched this on @mubi - So much fetching 1977 facial hair & gorgeous beings saying, "Far out!". And everything… https://t.co/DBKvpRy5A8Re bouldering: Here's a picture of @drpaulhurley both looking super elegant while climbing, and also falling off. https://t.co/5QZilA3otkToday: went bouldering; picked up supplies (gold / dark blue paint) to start making our bathroom "Baroquetopus"; th… https://t.co/QRI32wx0Jb🌈Join us online on Thursday, 29th Oct, to find out how our commissioned artists are queering the @RAMMuseum collect… https://t.co/CUCLybHeQX
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinAhh, what a lovely graphic of our library session Manifesto alphapoem! https://t.co/Rb1CYzW2nb"evidence of air pollution’s harm was now strong enough that people should ask their elected representatives for mo… https://t.co/VgHqasIHxI @msiagirl It's evil Amazon I'm afraid!
10/24
2020
Really enjoyed the first series of The Great. Managed to be bawdy, cheeky, vulgar, moving, suspenseful all at once.… https://t.co/QGOu5kjpC1 @Rob_Miles_Poet Ex Moon / Erstwhile Moon-in-Law / Estranged Moon @LuminousJune https://t.co/hg4TwVxRSU HALLOWÉ-ENI JUST SAW THE MOON & REMEMBERED THAT NASA HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL US ALL ABOUT THE MOON ON MO(O)NDAY & I'M NOT SURE… https://t.co/lbaFzwXNUz @Estlinin I'm also wearing my charity shop burgundy corduroy troos, with pensioner elasticated waste - which are on… https://t.co/8w7ARvXidvIt's put a cherry on a week which has otherwise been quite a bland, lurgified cake 🍒🎂Today I bought this burgundy velour baseball cap. https://t.co/Z5FYapPXGy @AAPiccini @RachaelKiddey In my virtual forest! Hope you enjoyed the event, thank you for coming. @lainiew She's such an inspiration, in so many ways 😅 @JennyMitchellGo Ah so always looking for a higher personal / creative "GDP", as it were? I'd say so. It's good to… https://t.co/lie1p3zwkmSay what you like about Zoom, but tonight it's given me occasion to use the word "unspotlit". https://t.co/ZuGytzbIz9 @JennyMitchellGo Hey Jenny - Do you mean on an individual, personal scale, as well as global, economic ones too?I'm reminded of this from Edward Abbey, too... https://t.co/iD3ETfFHP8Reading some Good Ancestor by @romankrznaric & share the skepticism about "sustainable growth", which I believe is… https://t.co/mHPJcKvDvV
10/23
2020
Wow, what a great response to our workshops! Thank you all for booking! We have a few tickets left so if you are ke… https://t.co/UMnuNBDUGb
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinWe've had a shuffle around in the theatre and just released extra "bubbles" of singles and pairs of seats for Sunda… https://t.co/RHRz4NKqoR
Retweeted by Caleb Parkin @VikShirley Malkovich, Malkovich? Malkovich. @HelenDewbery Some angry Tory MAMIL tore down my BOO BORIS sign from the bike path. They're scared of dissent, so we best keep at it.I have friends who leave me voice notes that by the time I finish listening I think, wow, what a fantastic podcast episode.
Retweeted by Caleb Parkin @NineArchesPress @Coventry2021 @writingwestmids So the bid was successful?! That is *wonderful* news, huge congrats… https://t.co/7WXRpSP1CK#MakeVotesMatter #ProportionalRepresentationNow https://t.co/e4kr3RJmgDThis was strangely moving & genuinely poetic, I felt: space, questions; the subjectivity of birds, rats & mice as r… https://t.co/bniuQpD5NB @TimDee4 Bring on the eccentric pant, I say.What a truly lovely thing to say!! That was a magical week. If you ever get a chance to be taught / inspired by… https://t.co/aykfufksC7
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinVery proud of issue 6 of @haranapoetry 6⃣💞 I hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/eQ5DQeN3lh
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinSUBJECT: CORONAVIRUS. <name>, we wanted to let you know our synergetic profiteering will not be affected.
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinThis is a good step forward! Let’s nationalise ALL rail provision in the UK! Privatisation does not benefit the wo… https://t.co/QQgZT3uCV6
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinSad this isn't happening, but so looking forward to seeing everyone next year (fingers crossed)! https://t.co/bB7ZCwo73c
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinA very happy international wombat day to you all 🎈 https://t.co/bJy0FyeHXn
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinJust been told that my BBC R4 poetry prog 'Earthbound', made by the wonderful Andrew Carter, is still on iplayer fo… https://t.co/LeKlEGQ7Mc
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinOoft. Now that is a poem. And the ending. Argh. (Must get this, keep trying to persuade myself I'll complete the… https://t.co/vfYZi1suBZSeeing as those in charge are apparently incapable of empathy, you can make a donation that will help feed at-risk… https://t.co/JQ8yVoG9rk
Retweeted by Caleb Parkin @taniahershman Ha, yes - that makes total sense to me! Realised that with pamphlet, collection & MSc all completed… https://t.co/rXYvwFNcio @taniahershman Thank you, that would be great. Have realised I'm at my best with Big Projects on the go, and there… https://t.co/mveTeeFdxM @taniahershman Oooh, thanks for reposting. I think this is the only sort of PhD I'd do, with the right subject, the… https://t.co/gmTJM2iBlz @Heaney28 *Soup Dragon carnage* 💀A year ago, trans depathologization took a decisive step forward when the World Health Assembly confirmed that bein… https://t.co/hgzhCsQyzM
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinWHAT IS THE #MOON NEWS? The suspense is unbearable. https://t.co/h06FxxWRjVJapan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to net zero by 2050 👏EU set 2050 target last year 👏China recently set 206… https://t.co/1zeSLrxHxn
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinThat £12 billion of government money for Test and Trace, funnelled through private companies and more or less entir… https://t.co/fnk0zNTjcF
Retweeted by Caleb Parkin @MrCaseyBailey Honestly, I think sometimes they believe it, or are so deluded they think it makes sense 🙄 "The mod… https://t.co/bHmRqwrI6a
10/22
2020
@MrCaseyBailey That detail stood out to me too. Using a single case to write off a whole movement & justify your ve… https://t.co/g8sfIiiGv0Do I know anyone who "overwinters" somewhere warmer? I always tell myself autumn/winter won't be that bad, but I r… https://t.co/DY69ZBHDGHThere was £4 billion for no-deal preparations, £1 billion bung for the DUP going into coalition, £40 million for Jo… https://t.co/w8WbzI9WPP
Retweeted by Caleb Parkin @houseoflabrys Unbefuckinglievable 😩Sorry what texts am I legally allowed to teach if white privilege isn't real and we can't talk about anti capitalism?
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinTbh I respect #AngelaRayner for just saying it upfront, rather than saying something much worse in her Gentlemen's… https://t.co/uZmlTsPgPABeautiful autumn sonnet with delicate rhymes from Kathy Pimlott https://t.co/reLYzZ7Z2j
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinYou know what's kept me going through uphill struggles of late? UNIONS! Specifically @UCUatUWE @SouthamptonUCUhttps://t.co/FBfmiMXEaE
Retweeted by Caleb Parkin @lcpalmerpoet C'est vrait, elle est la meilleure poutières de tout les poutières. @MalaikaKegode Oh gracious: "There's something in my pocket..." "Willy?" @MalaikaKegode That is an additional joy. 🍆🥖 🇫🇷 @lcpalmerpoet LE POUTING. Also, there's *this sequin cape* which is the only thing I want: https://t.co/WZMLLRPxZVSo far, the most scintillating aspect is the stationery.Just when one thinks things are already bleak enough here, turns out that critical race theory is now opposed by th… https://t.co/FlJNaV4cHD
Retweeted by Caleb Parkin @maryjean_chan Who is this? The ethical & intellectual back flips Black & of colour neoliberal right-wingers have t… https://t.co/m8axBk2VtiActually taking some time to rest this afternoon: drinking tea, eating biscuits, and watching 'Colette' on Netflix.… https://t.co/HcEufj3pAVI really, really don't want to be an ass-/arse-hole about it, but the work I sent was some I really care about - so… https://t.co/XlBDY4vv99Hello @HomologyLit - I've not managed to get in touch with you via email or direct message here... Sent some work… https://t.co/H2MMdqQF1q @helen_bowell @NineArchesPress It is the fruity fruiting body, doing its little shroomy jig. Thanks Helen! @lainiew I LOVE HIS LITTLE FACE @bristol_pip It just sounds like a kombucha scoby 🤮And yes, Jason is delivering the dog food! So it's not even about going anywhere. I just wish there was a way to u… https://t.co/Qpqca3PXceSure it's just dog food - but buying it from a local, independent shop can also be a really important moment of hum… https://t.co/w5QEnVMotX @purple_feminist Reminds me of the axiom in this Solnit article: “my right to swing my arm ends where your nose beg… https://t.co/xmwkeTUDmU @BetaRish Of course. I could bring our inflatable canoe to use as a battering ram? Imagine, boinging Boris off in… https://t.co/R0DIdF6dZoPlease read this & pass it on to anyone who believes the private sector is all about "efficiency". This kleptocracy… https://t.co/m4tNkxj0uw @BetaRish I keep wondering when even the most die-hard of "Boris"/Brexit fans will hit rock bottom, really lose fai… https://t.co/K5KiRQx7EXThere are no 'rubbish' poems; only 'stepping stones ' to better ones (at least that's what I tell myself!) 💜📖💜 https://t.co/DSwVJYBSjo
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinIf you're able to donate to help Greater Manchester residents in need, then @faresharegtrm is a good place to start: https://t.co/NAkz2H3RPT
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinMORE FUN FACTS Greater Manchester is getting less than the £25m Robert Jenrick’s constituency was given by the Town… https://t.co/4e5eqTXLrc
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinThrilled to be editing the next writer handbook from the incredible @NineArchesPress. Huge thanks to @CommaJane and… https://t.co/KchFtKfhnR
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10/21
2020
Utterly heartless and disgusting of the Tories to give a whole city just 22million to support lockdown. Serco is se… https://t.co/0w2QyXSpJI
Retweeted by Caleb ParkinI have Four Poems on Polaroid, from my @H_G_Press pamphlet due out early next year, in the Visual Poetry Fall issue… https://t.co/rC7fbJjibl
Retweeted by Caleb Parkin @mailbykite @NineArchesPress @cynthiawmiller OMG GIF PERFECTION https://t.co/x16sPDwZMPSo they can find *£10 billion for a failed #TestandTrace system, but can't find an extra £5 million to support thos… https://t.co/tUNCZPD1in @mailbykite @NineArchesPress @cynthiawmiller There are two jellyfish poems in my collection 😂 I mean, they're not… https://t.co/IqLf8uGpco @JennyMitchellGo Thanks Jenny! :-) @mailbykite @NineArchesPress @MPTmagazine @WritersCentre Great to be a part of the NACU with you ;-) Now I think… https://t.co/0cFaFotrqv @DrDavidClarke @NineArchesPress Thanks David! @NineArchesPress @mailbykite @MPTmagazine @WritersCentre This is such a cracking title! Looking forward to reading this. @katefoxwriter Fewer, better things is, I would suggest, a good counter-capitalist - or at least a more sustainable… https://t.co/kfB3ThE0GeAnd I know he's just one of a huge, precarious workforce in HE who do so for their students, for learning & knowled… https://t.co/vLbYouxaNLI work in the same home office as @drpaulhurley & hearing the calm, care, kindness & thoroughness with which he wor… https://t.co/h6ZF7fewWX @Heaney28 Thanks Nicola 😘“It may be that poetry makes life’s nebulous events tangible to me and restores their detail; or conversely, that p… https://t.co/936P7b24Yg
Retweeted by Caleb Parkin @katedavispoet This sounds like other overprivileged horror stories I've heard re Durham tbh. I'm glad that the cou… https://t.co/DOKG4p6CA4
10/20
2020

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