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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Siegfried Baber was born in Barnstaple, Devon in 1989 and his poetry has featured in a variety of publications including Under The Radar, The Interpreter's House, Butcher's Dog Magazine, online with The Compass Magazine and Ink, Sweat and Tears, and as part of the Bath Literature Festival.

Siegfried's debut pamphlet When Love Came To The Cartoon Kid was published by Telltale Press, with its title poem nominated for the 2015 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

Siegfried Baber

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To remember now
the voices of three sisters
rising from the fields
above the reservoir
like blue smoke.

To kindle one image
before it drifts into another.
To understand how
no matter the distance
'beside' is always 'beyond.'