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Verses in re-invention

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Rahad Abir breezes through street fighter poetry Ever heard of a mobile poetry emporium? Or, composing a poem in every ten minutes on the titles picked from social sites? I bet you haven’t. You might be aware of Ross, a character found in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Well, here we’re going to talk about a writer/performer, Ross Sutherland, of our time. Once upon a day, at 17, he got an opportunity to perform poetry alongside his hero, the punk-poet John Cooper Clarke. That’s the beginning of his writing career. Born in Edinburgh in 1979, Ross has already had four poetry collections and was included in The Times’ list of Top Ten Literary Stars of 2008. He was on a visit to Bangladesh from the British Council in September last year. Subsequently, he attended an interactive session at the Daily Star Centre, where I had the privilege to meet him. Apart from being a poet, he works as a freelance journalist, teacher and filmmaker. Lately, he has hosted and created a show called Comedian Dies In …