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Crispin Thomas

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Crispin Thomas

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“We’re Swapping Shirts with Shakespeare, that’s how we see it.”
The qwerty-something Forest Green Rovers/Chelsea fan is part of Stroud’s stanza squad, the only known collective of football poets in the world. “There is poetry in everything,  Football is a fantastic outlet. It’s a release. And writing about it is a release too.” Crispin Thomas ~ ‘Blokes with Balls’ Jeremy Clay.

‘INNER GOAL The poetry of football’by Crispin Thomas.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inner-Goal-Poetry-Football-Journey/dp/0955737605

From rattles, rosettes, women’s football and the trenches to fantasy salaries, racism and mobile phones for goalposts. Inner Goal spans 50 years in a perceptive nod to the People’s Game in verse. 75 poems and 65  haikus with illustrations from  football’s maverick performance poet.

 

     

 

Source: http://footballpoets.org/members/crispin/profile/