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HENRY NORMAL | Writer / Poet / Film Producer

Welcome to the website of HENRY NORMAL

Hello, I’ve been posting information on Facebook for the last two years and have finally got round to organising a website. The site contains much of the same information and material as my Facebook site but I’m aware not everyone does Facebook and that the information there is often hard to access other than by labouriously scrolling down. The information here is far better organised and more extensive.

There’s a contact page if you’d like to email me. Do let me know your thoughts on the site and any suggestions.

5 days ago

Henry Normal

HENRY NORMAL’S OFFICIAL INTRODUCTION

Please welcome tonights poet…

The 2019 winner of the coveted Ted Hughes Award
isn’t him

The winner of this year’s National Poetry Competition
is somebody completely different

Tonight’s poet is not the winner of any award named after any dead poet

nor the winner of any competition judged by other appointed (or self appointed) poets or publishers, festivals or groups/societies

In 2016 he wasn’t elected fellow of an elite club sanctioned by the establishment
nor the winner of a book award sponsored by a coffee chain

In 2017 he didn’t win some obscure prize you’ve never heard of
nor come first, second or third in a poetry competition that cost £30 per poem to enter and makes the competition administrators a fortune every year

He has never won any ‘Sunday Paper Writer of the Year’
nor a medal for poetry given by some people in a small welsh town

He has not been awarded honours of any description by a monarch
of any description

and has not been authorised to put three letters after his name
for basically doing the job he’s paid to do

In 2018 he wasn’t named ‘Professor of Poetry’ at a prestigious university.
2019 same
2020 don’t hold your breath

To be honest with you I don’t know why he bothered turning up

Ladies and gentlemen
with sincere apologies
Henry Normal (CSE French Grade 3)
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1 week ago

Henry Normal

Wire are the definitive post-punk band. We are making a feature documentary about them. The name of this documentary is People In A Film. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Henry Normal

My wife said
Nothing rhymes with orange
But before despair could befall her

I corrected Angela
Or Ange
As I call her
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