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Paul Sutherland

The Poor School Poetry Anthology Balancing Act is passion-driven with powerful portrayals of contemporary urban life. Page after page entices with its mix of black Read full review

humour and serious commentary......  


Niall O'Sullavan

Poetry, even in its darkest and most despairing expression, is the product of an undefeated human spirit. To take one’s thoughts and thoughtfully arrange them on the page in the way that poetry demands of us is not only a testament to how important these thoughts are to us – it is also a testament to how much we care about expressing those thoughts to others... Read full review



“Congratulations to the Class of 2013 for producing and publishing this creative and eclectic collection of original poetry. It demonstrates not only your talent and imagination but also your enterprise and initiative, all of which are needed to be successful actors. Equity is delighted to support this book and will look forward to supporting you in your professional lives on graduation.”


Christine Payne: Equity General Secretary



Well done Class of 2013. It’s great to see such talent entering the industry. We wish you all lots of luck with the rest of your training and no doubt, will be seeing some of you in our Spotlight books quite soon.


Kelly Taylor: Spotlight 







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Front cover from orginal artwork by Deborah Geddes


An anthology of poetry written by the students and alumni of The Poor School. Edited and compiled by Ted and including his own narrative poem "Enchantment", Balancing Act was published in 2013 to critical acclaim.  

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