Monday, 20 January 2014

Kevin Acott - Snakes & Ladders

Kevin Acott's
Sushi poem
Monday morning is a difficult game, with two steps forward one step back, we still harbour the glow of the weekend as we make our chilly journeys to work. Our sushi laureate today is no stranger to hard graft nor thorny issues in his day job.

Kevin Acott
Kevin Acott is an experienced clinician and educator in mental health care, with nearly thirty years' experience in the field. Just last week I sketched him in his role as Senior Lecturer at Kingston University on their Simulated Mental Health Ward. He is a published poet who supports Spurs, loves Trieste, eats cheese, listens to Motown, stares lovingly at Victorian architecture and drinks the occasional whiskey. Born in Edmonton, he spent most of his adult life in Surrey with his nose pressed up against London’s window, before finally breaking in and making it as far as Streatham. He is well known on the blogging circuit for his witty and heartfelt reflections on poetry, short stories and music reviews at Something About England. Here is his poem for the Jawspring exhibition......

Snakes squirm through dark wood
Ladders propped against green trees
Don't climb to the top
We have printed his poem onto this model sushi and will be exhibiting it at the Village Hall Gallery from the 19th-24th March 2014. If you would like to join us, please send us a haiku or poem (less than 80 characters) to me Alban at or tweet  @albanart
Full details are on our submit poems page.
All these Sushi Laureates can be found on their designated page.

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