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Big Bren owned the Bigs in Jan Outsideleft's most widely read stories in January were headed up by PixieVic's tribute to poet Big Bren

Big Bren owned the Bigs in Jan

Outsideleft's most widely read stories in January were headed up by PixieVic's tribute to poet Big Bren

by OL House Writer,
first published: February, 2024

approximate reading time: minutes

The singular voice of poet Brendan Higgins was stilled in January. I don't know if he wrote a poem which didn't actually nail it's subject with fine detail and funny... He was simply an astonishingly great entertainer.

Our most widely read stories in January were lead by PixieVic's eulogy of sorts for Birmingham poet Big Bren. Brendan Higgins withered the subjects so many of us don't give enough lucid thought to.  Shopping to Noisy Neighbours, Big Bren made it matter while we laughed aloud with him, with his insights. 

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  5. Never Loan Anyone Your Van 2024-01-05 by Alex V. Cook
    Our last round up of 2023 is weaved into fiction and delivered by Alex V. Cook
  6. Sons Of Wayne 2024-01-20 by Wayne Dean-Richards
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  7. Smell The Glue 2024-01-23 by LamontPaul
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  8. January Middle. Not Great. 2024-01-15 by Toon Traveller
    Toon Traveller Gets What He Expected From 2024... Not much
  9. La Sangre de la Tierra 2024-01-18 by Ancient Champion
    Virtus Christi te urget! Just Go.
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