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rank 5909
word count 10034
date submitted 17.09.2008
date updated 26.10.2009
genres: Fiction, Popular Culture, Comedy
classification: adult
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More Than I Can chew

Rob Thomas

Book is Now Published and available via Amazon ISBN 9781849140072
Or direct from me via: http://robthomas.110mb.com/chewsplash.htm

 

Rob Thomas has been writing poetry for around two decades, having been inspired by the likes of Roger McGough and the Liverpool poets, through to the punk poets of the 80s and the emerging new breed of comic poets. He has performed his often hilarious verse around the West Country. More Than I Can Chew is simply packed full of contemporary poetry that is often comic, often sad, but always an insightful pleasure.

 
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Francis Albert McGrath wrote 1607 days ago

This is very high quality - reminiscent of Roger McGough, wonderful wordplay, wit and inventiveness. One of the best on Authonomy. I bought the hardcopy.
Frank

JHorger wrote 1972 days ago

Rob--
This is great stuff! Your poetry reads like Andy Partridge lyrics, which is a high compliment from me. Funny on the immediate level, poignant social commentary lurking underneath.
--Jason

dcavalchini wrote 1983 days ago

Hi there,

Read this aloud (though preferably not on the bus). There is great rhythm and cadence and flow to these combined with a knowing sense of humour.

Poetry books can be hard to sell but there's a knowing insight here than makes it easy to read and which brings a wry smile to your lips.

Especially if you read it aloud - just like all good poetry should be.

Cheers,
Damon

Eunice Attwood wrote 1280 days ago

What a unique way you have with words. You have great insight into life, and express it well Backed. Eunice - The Temple Dancer.

klouholmes wrote 1598 days ago

Hi Rob, I enjoyed your poetry for its wit and celerity. The anecdotal quality has unpredictability. Especially liked “Party Peace” (“stain on my character”), Breaking Out, Culinary Delight (“tureen of your frown”), Final Demand. Succinct outsets and satisfying last lines! Shelved – Katherine

Binky Myers wrote 1598 days ago

Hi Rob,
Well I DID!
What a joy...Your poems range from the cynical, the irreverent, the poignant to the hysterically..knicker grippingly funny...and I like them very much indeed.
Particular favourites:
Party Peace/ Expression of familiarity/ At last-Supper/Choice words and the entire Haik-who! Range.
Thanks for putting a BIG smile on my face...Backed
Binky Myers.

Francis Albert McGrath wrote 1607 days ago

This is very high quality - reminiscent of Roger McGough, wonderful wordplay, wit and inventiveness. One of the best on Authonomy. I bought the hardcopy.
Frank

Emerald wrote 1768 days ago

Dear Poet,
Unfortunately, all poetry books are now sidelined and neglected. Unless all poets combine together and promote Poetry books by placing them at least in Watch list, our species of poets will vanish forever. If commendable, we can promote a few to Shelf.
Please do it now, otherwise it will be too late.

Emerald
Author of
Third World War
(released on 13th June 2009 in Authonomy)

Emerald wrote 1768 days ago

Dear Poet,
Unfortunately, all poetry books are now sidelined and neglected. Unless all poets combine together and promote Poetry books by placing them at least in Watch list, our species of poets will vanish forever. If commendable, we can promote a few to Shelf.
Please do it now, otherwise it will be too late.

Emerald
Author of
Third World War
(released on 13th June 2009 in Authonomy)

Clare Hill wrote 1808 days ago

I laughed out loud (I refuse to write LOL. Oh, bugger.) I loved these in particular - A Woman Behaving Badly, An Unpredictably Tall Story, Aspiration, Centre Stage (gotta love that toilet humour) Culinary Delight, False Representation, Haik -who? Now Wash Your Hands, Regrets...I've had a Few, To Go Where No Man Has Gome Before, and I found Head in the Sand particularly movíng.
I found myself a little irritated by your commas. I just felt there were too many of them, and I wanted to round some up and shoot them. I always think of commas as pauses where a reader needs to take a breath. Some of your poetry made me hyperventilate - and not in a good way!
Are you familiar with Spoz (Giovanni Espozito)? Check out www.spoz.net - I think you'll enjoy his stuff. Bookshelving this now.

Ali Cooper wrote 1972 days ago

Rob, I read some of these a while back. I don't begin to understand poetry and I don't often like reading it. I like to hear it read as a performance and that's what these poems are about. that way I know I'd enjoy them. so they're going on my shelf. Ali.

JHorger wrote 1972 days ago

Rob--
This is great stuff! Your poetry reads like Andy Partridge lyrics, which is a high compliment from me. Funny on the immediate level, poignant social commentary lurking underneath.
--Jason

NickP wrote 1972 days ago

Yeah...

I'd like to hear those performed. have you put together a CD for sale?

Might sell better as sound than as a poetry book, methinks.

dcavalchini wrote 1983 days ago

Hi there,

Read this aloud (though preferably not on the bus). There is great rhythm and cadence and flow to these combined with a knowing sense of humour.

Poetry books can be hard to sell but there's a knowing insight here than makes it easy to read and which brings a wry smile to your lips.

Especially if you read it aloud - just like all good poetry should be.

Cheers,
Damon

S.J.Hirons wrote 1985 days ago

Nicely humorous - you certainly have your own view on the world!

Sheilab wrote 1998 days ago

Hello
Thanks SOOOO much for adding me to your shelf. I'm quickly descending down the ranks so any support is much appreciated! I added your other book to my shelf some time ago so I've just watchlisted this one and hope to get back to you soon.
All the best
Sheila

Rob Thomas wrote 2035 days ago

Thanks Frank, your comments cement my thought that I ought to write more.
The obvious flaw?
My lack of time to finish this reply with a suitable rhyme.

Frank wrote 2036 days ago

Oops forgot to say I am adding this to my bookshelf. Well deserved and will get you underway.

Frank.

Frank wrote 2036 days ago

Rob, read the first dozen. Excellent in everyway. Your form, structure and rhyme is very easy on the eye and mind. This for me makes it easier to read and indeed make me want to continue reading. Highly amusing and put together with great thought and skill. A pleasure to read.......I bet you can tell I am a fan of rhyme. I will be back to read the rest.

Frank.

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