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Another Use of Canvas: Poems on the Subject of Professional Wrestling was launched in Norwich this past Wednesday. The chapbook collection was written by MA Poetry candidate Angus Sinclair, who is better known to local wrestling fans as Johnny Snott and was produced as the result of the Caf

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Speaking as an MA Poetry graduate myself - did George Szirtes really say that? If so, that's a pretty impressive endorsement.


He did yes, it's the blurb from the back of the book. Szirtes is a big fan of 'World of Sport era' British wrestling. His father used to be an interpreter for Tibor (or Peter, I always forget which) Szakacs.

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I liked this one:

With deep regrets and tears that are soaked

I'm sorry to hear your dad finally croaked

He lived a full life on his own terms

Soon he'll be buried and eaten by worms

But if I could have a son as stupid as you

I'd have wished for cancer so I would die too

So be brave, and be strong, get your life back on track

'Cause the old bastard's dead and he ain't never comin' back!

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