Bad Language in November: Ralph Dartford

Ralph Dartford

RALPH DARTFORD is now our headliner for the November Bad Language.

Ralph is a founder of spoken word collective A Firm Of Poets. Their anthology Holding Your Hand Through Hard Times will be made into a film next year (it even has a trailer). Ralph’s first Collection, ‘Cigarettes, Beer and Love‘ is published by Ossett Observer Presents. Here are some words about it.

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“A book that is as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside, just beautiful, no, really beautiful.” Ian McMillan
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“I’m reading your book. I like the poem about the old folks … and the pictures.” John Hegley
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“A strong collection of poems that feel like they might have been whispered with whisky stained teeth under the light of a single candle.” Now Then Magazine
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Ralph writes narrative poems from the heart. Sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet, sometimes as sad as a lost dog. Come see. Join the Facebook event here.

Here’s our amazing open mic selection this month:
Roger Fenton
Andrew Hurley
Heather Flemming
Stephen Quinlan
Kate Feld
Tom Mason
Colin Watts
Luned DeSimon
Dominic Oliver
Howard Beaumont

(Sorry to not be able to bring Melissa Lee-Houghton to you this month. We hope to invite her again soon!)

The lens flare in Ralph’s photo is sponsored by Michael Bay.

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