Tony Harrison

(1937 - / Leeds / England)

Heredity - Poem by Tony Harrison

How you became a poet's a mystery!
Wherever did you get your talent from?

I say: I had two uncles, Joe and Harry-
one was a stammerer, the other dumb.


Submitted by Scott Dagostino


Comments about Heredity by Tony Harrison

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/25/2016 9:02:00 AM)


    Nice reason and fantastic response....liked it..10++++ (Report) Reply

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  • Della Perry (10/20/2015 1:18:00 PM)


    I watched a programme about Tony Harrison. I think he is a great poet, liked his attitude a lot and loved his poems especially when he read them out loud in his accent. (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2007 1:45:00 PM)


    ButI bet both crafted ideas in their own way. Its not how you say it (Although a Yorkshire or Lancashire accent has its advantages) but WHAT is said.

    Sid John Gardner.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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