A Postcard showing a Love Poem

A set of eight postcards, each with a poem in typically irreverent Poetry Virgins style.

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Convalescence
Personal Haiku
Lonely Hearts
Looking For It
Love Rug
In Praise Of Pink
Recovery
Red Card

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The Poetry Virgins were a female performance group of writers and actors: Kay Hepplewhite, Fiona MacPherson, Charlie Hardwick, Julia Darling and Ellen Phethean.


Kay Hepplewhite explains:

Julia was doing a poetry reading in a private cinema in Newcastle, (the first of many strange venues for our performances), and she'd written a piece for several voices. It was a poem about giving birth. Two of us not having been through that experience, were in a state of virginity regarding that at least. We were all certainly new to group poetry readings.

"So what shall we call ourselves?" we wondered over Marmite on toast and red wine at Julia's kitchen table.

"Well, we've never done it before, so I suppose we're poetry virgins..."

So the Poetry Virgins were born, immaculately.