The Player: Musings of The Four Poets of the Apocalypse by The Four Poets of the Apocalypse

The Player: Musings of The Four Poets of the Apocalypse

byThe Four Poets of the Apocalypse, Jeff Dobbie, Si Oakley...

Kobo ebook | May 4, 2017

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Four school friends, one hundred and thirty-five years of memories, twenty-five years of QGMs, fifty reunions, one hundred and eighty pubs, one thousand five hundred pints of beer, several guest writers and four hundred and eighty poems and counting.

We are a close group of friends that met at school in the UK in the 1980’s graduating from University in the early 1990’s.  By the middle of the decade with the pressures of work, family, money and relationships already pulling us apart it was decided by one of us to find a compelling reason to get together every so often.

So the ‘QGM’ was born; the Quarterly General Meeting.  We would alternate location around one of our addresses and go to various local pubs, even taking a few inspirational trips to Kenmare, SW Ireland.  We would drink, eat, chat about the old times, the new times and mostly the made-up times.

Initially, we wanted to treat it like a humorous Company General Meeting where we would deliver witty anecdotes concerning each other – the Board Members.  However, from the very first meeting, we spontaneously decided to write poetry which, as time went on, became the raison d’etre of these get-togethers.

We would each generate four or so random titles writing them on scraps of paper.  These would be folded and placed in a pot.  As the evening progressed, we would draw random titles unseen and have to write a poem inspired by it.  We could only write about a title created by another.

As a group we have no great literary pretensions, but very much look forward to these meetings to chat and let the inspiration flow.  The reunions are less and less now with children in the mix, but we still meet at least once a year; more like an AGM now.


Title:The Player: Musings of The Four Poets of the ApocalypseFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 4, 2017Publisher:Dobbie, Oakley, Sheehan and ShepherdLanguage:English

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