Let’s make life a campfire

Sit. Shrug off that thick skin. Here we sing in broken, unpracticed voices and unmanliness.

We were tricked by ‘day-to-day’ and ‘common sense’ but now we know better.

Poet, writer, visual artist / @mrcrosbay / hello@samuelcrosby.com

When we connect with depth and authenticity, pain and love – the stuff campfires bring out – the world is a richer place. And there’s no better way to connect than through language and storytelling.

BBC Radio National poetry day 2020:

All Good Divorces short story excerpt:

Story-led features

Unlocking a CMO’s take on the demise of the Flash Mob

Building a research piece in the sight of a beaver.

Digging up a hotel groundsman’s 300-year art legacy

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‘The anaesthetic of manliness’ This time of separation and face masks is a hotbed for hidden emotion. It’s easier, now more than ever, for those who were raised to ‘bottle it’ to keep going on that way. The good news is, there’s a way out. The bad news (which very quickly turns into good news when you’re on the far side of it, you’ll have to trust me on this) is that you’re probably going to have to cry. Life is beautiful. If you don’t let it affect you, you’re not letting it in. If you’re not letting life in, what is it exactly that you’re doing? Manning up? That’s a hell of an expensive mask. #manly #manliness #manup #growapair #getbetter #buckup #stronger #nevercry #mansman #men #hardman #hardnut #bigman #bigballs #poetry #livelife #manliness #manlinessdose #artofmanliness #mensmentalhealth #mensmentalhealthawareness

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