Breast Fed by Telephone

      Ben Gilbert
Breast Fed by Telephone

A collection of modern poetry, from playful and provocative to profound and poignant, through these poems Ben Gilbert shares his unique and refreshing perspective on many aspects of modern living.A collection of modern poetry, from playful and provocative to profound and poignant, through these poems Ben Gilbert shares his unique and refreshing perspective on many aspects of modern living."These masterfully written poems brought warmth to my heart, tears to my eyes and curiosity to my mind. I found myself smiling and amused by his witty take on things. The author is a talented linguist and has played on words effortlessly to inspire and tantalise the minds of his readers. I LOVED this book and have found myself reading parts aloud to whoever was lucky enough to listen. I cannot wait to devour whatever he publishes next." Samantha Kennedy - English Teacher.Most of these poems were written as teaching materials for super bright advanced English language learners when I was teaching English at Shane Global in Hasting, UK. I kept the very rude ones out of the classroom, but to be frank that was only one poem - Atonement. The idiomatic and flexible nature of English, with its ease of rule breaking and change is a difficult thing to teach and poetry is a fine way to show such."People change and language changes with people" Michel Thomas, Linguist.

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    Mumbo Jumbo

      Ben Gilbert
Mumbo Jumbo

A diverse collection of dark stories and travel journals. If you enjoy reading about weird experiences and eccentric perceptions, then Mumbo Jumbo is for you!A diverse collection of dark stories and travel journals.If you enjoy reading about weird experiences and eccentric perceptions, then Mumbo Jumbo is for you!"Cold crystal particles beautifully shaped and delicately formed into the soft snow or harsh ice of hiking and climbing. This is what the word crystal conjures for me.For others it may be a cure in crystal healing, the devil calling in crystal meth, an expensive cut glass thing or just a pretty stone. Once I even knew a girl called Crystal who had the magic of a piece of crystal rock.Berlin. November 9th 2014.The bar was dimly lit, in fact from the outside it barely looked open...." Crystal Night."The ceremony was repeated the next night, but this time Miguel bypassed the ritual and clothing and went straight to the point. There were only about six people in the tipi besides Miguel and Fish, and Miguel seemed animated, immediately dishing out the ayahuasca after the tobacco splutter.For some reason he gave me a glass, like a whisky glass but without the shot or two. It was a full glass, I heard him tell Fish in Spanish that it was really strong and Fish physically tried to stop him from giving it to me. Miguel shrugged him off.I ended up drinking the lot.Nothing could have prepared me for what happened next..." Mumbo Jumbo

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