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Poet to see work in print

Tolu A Akinyemi.
Tolu A Akinyemi.

A Cramlington man is to have his work published in an anthology of poems.

Adrian McRobb, who regularly contributes poems to the News Post Leader, will be seeing his work in black and white when it is produced as part of the charity Mind’s Please

Hear What I’m Not Saying anthology.

The anthology consists of work from 116 poets and the book details a whole range of mental health experiences.

It has been edited by Surrey-based Isabelle Kenyon.

She said: “The book came about through my desire to do a collaborative project with other poets and my desire to raise money for a charity desperately seeking donations to cope with the rising need for its work.

“I received over 600 poems and have narrowed this down to 180.”

Adrian’s poem is one of those to be included.

Adrian is a local writer and poet, and also a member of Cramlington Writers’ Group. Along with another writer, he is also trying to set up a regular poetry group in the town.

The poetry anthology is due to be released at the beginning of February.

Cramlington Writers’ Group is looking forward to hosting Nigerian poet Tolu Akinyemi on March 19 to talk about his knowledge and craft.