Bloomberg News/TV. Rock Critic. Editor. Author, All You Need Is Rock; Dictionary Rock&Pop etc. Fellow, Royal Soc of Arts. Opinions my own, RTs not endorsements.

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Column syndicated worldwide. I edit Muse copy over a wide range of topics and manage staff and freelances. I also worked for ITN, Sunday Times and Press Association. I read PPE at Oxford.

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Mark Beech - Wild Creatures — By Mark BeechHearts are wild creatures.That's why our ribs are cages..Brains are soft teachersIn skulls as thin as pages..Souls are brief featuresIn bodies' living stages..Mouths are the preachersUsed by babes and sages..Eyes are the beseechersUsed to beg for wages..Hearts are wild creatures.That's why our ribs are cages..

Posthumous Lines From the (Hypothetical,... — By Mark Beech . I know that where ever I put this poem it will be found and you'll publish it in my Complete Collected Works. . And those that buy it will be berks . - who reverently read it and say that it was not me but my inspiration that gave birth to it today.

Iron Hand / Velvet Glove — By Mark Beech (It's only through contradiction we get any sense of conviction it's only by breaking concentration you can get to your destination) 1 hide your hate under love iron hand/ velvet glove hide your hate under love iron hand/ velvet glove 2 get younger down the years hide

Swiss Eatery Has Light Touch for London Veggie Diners (Update2) — Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) -- It may be the antidote to that sinking feeling at the end of the holidays, when you climb onto the scale to heavy sighs. Tibits serves healthy fare, with not a turkey in sight, and the only thing customers need to weigh is their food.

(biography, brief & brutal) — By Mark Beech To Jack [I] & in two years' time, or two months' time, . your stone will be in the graveyard at sefton, giving its hackneyed tale amid thousands of similar stones, . all undistinguished : even in death, all alike & neglected : .

From Scenes From a Career: Handsworth — By Mark Beech . The morning after the night before: Wispy smoke rises through the haze, head jars with clanging alarm bells. . A man weeps in his wrecked, looted store. Headlines about the riots and blaze, sirens and sky red with bombshells. . "Just like blitz fires I knew in the war."

From Scenes From A Career: Wapping — By Mark Beech Punctuated by distant despairing pickets, lending-library hush of quiet newsroom: desultory taunts though armoured glass haunt conscience of us ghosts in gloom. A famous reporter groans, a wounded lion, whispers "sceerrrb" retorts to each sad shout. He's no answers in barbed-wire bewilderment so is going off to write a book to find out.

Mark Beech - Vantage Point — By Mark Beech Frost cracks puddle mirrors in hedgerows. Light teases and dies when seen further away. Running to catch a glittering prize at end of rainbows, Enjoy thrill of the chase on a cold ember day. Driving fast to embrace the swift dying glows. Racing for vision as pink fades to grey.

Winter Sunset Haiku

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Oscar tips: Birdman great, American Sniper not sure, Grand Hotel hmm. Just seen Boyhood and a close 2nd to Birdman.

Jan 31, 2015

So @Hozier did good in London, a friend tells me; sadly missed him, maybe bad call; maybe in June?

Jan 31, 2015

Wild Creatures - By Mark Beech Hearts are wild creatures. That’s why our ribs are cages. . Brains are soft...

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Strongly recommend View From the Bridge, which I saw @youngvictheatre, now moving to W End Wyndhams for 8-week run.…

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