One of Tyneside’s great contemporary literary sons, Tom Pickard was not only published with his long poem America in the very first edition of IRON Magazine in 1973, but this first edition itself was born at the Gateshead flat of Tom and his wife Connie Pickard , where Peter Mortimer was the attic resident at the time. Tom was founder, along with Connie, of the legendary Morden Tower Poetry Centre in Newcastle. He is a much published poet, erstwhile enfant terrible of the literary world (arrested for obscenity at the Newcastle Literary Festival and once banned from the North Sea), and remains a controversial and provocative figure and a fine writer. MUSIC is provided by Pete Shaw, one of the region’s most talented and prolific singer/songwriters
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