Welcome to the website of HENRY NORMAL

Hello, This website site was last updated  – April 2021.
I regularly post on Facebook, Twitter and two Instagram sites. This site contains much of the same information and material as my other media sites but I’m aware not everyone does Facebook or Twitter or Instagram and that the information there is often hard to access other than by laboriously scrolling down. The information here is far better organised and more extensive.
There’s a page here about books, one on my BBC Radio 4 shows, some poems and photos, news of upcoming events and a page of my son, Johnny art .
There’s also a contact page if you’d like to email me.

13 hours ago

Henry Normal
It's National Limerick Day today so...I adore a Ditty or the odd ClerihewI love a comic Limerick tooThey work finemost of the timethough for a funeral they seldom do ... See MoreSee Less
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13 hours ago

Henry Normal
I miss the Algarve. Not just the wild beaches to the West but the whole atmosphere. Hopefully we can venture back when everything feels safer.AS IF WE COULD BOTTLE THIS AND TAKE IT WITH USWe travel as far as the Romansto recreate homeA simple mealelegance without formalityTrees surround our tablelike the quietest of staffThere is a scent of eucalyptus a distant fountain underscoresEarly afternoon softened by leavesThe world is busy elsewherescorpions on an open fireNature pays us no mindwe breathe our own spaceWe bathe in the springand dance on hand paved stoneWe are invisible to all but ourselves ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Henry Normal
Please join me at Noon Tomorrow for a FREE ZOOM with the fabulous Manjit Sahota. For one hour we'll be chatting, reading poems and answering your questions in the second of my series New Poetry Society. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Henry Normal
Great Ted Talk ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Henry Normal
Thank you everyone who took part in the caption competition. There were over 90 entries in all but there can only be one winner. and the WINNER is … Paul Michael Haynes with'Lobster troubadour!'Message me Paul with which gig you would like 2 free tickets for. I'd like to give an HONOURABLE MENTIONto the following entries...Manjit SahotaFrom the 17th May we can go back to hugging!Colin EdwardsI had my phone on speed Dali.Chámon BringitonEarly publicity shot of Henry as a nipper?lemn sissay MBE @lemnsissay'Stop in the name of the claw!'Toby Wood@TobyWoodyThai lobster or lobster tie. Decisions, decisions. ... See MoreSee Less
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