Evening Post, Friday 11 September 1970
John Le Mesurier, star of TV's Dad's Army, was so impressed
by a young Rainham poet that he has agreed to read some of his
poems at the Medway Little Theatre.
Poet Alexander Hussey, 30, has only been writing for five years.
He thinks this public reading may be his big breakthrough. He
hopes to have a London reading soon. His poem's are about his
personal life and his ideas on modern living. The best ones
were only written in the last few months.
lives at 321 Beechings Way, Rainham, with his wife, four little
daughters and a dog. He writes whenever he has the time.
work is the most important thing for me. You cannot just finish
something. You have to revise and rewrite it many, many times.
have never really pushed my poetry before now, because I have
never thought it was good enough. My poems are like warts, they
come and go. But I hope they are a bit better than warts.
once said poems are great personal experiences recollected in
tranquillity - which is how I see them."
of Alex's Poems is about a dead dog he saw from a bus, in Gillingham.
In another he has tried to paint a picture of his Grandmother
around her hands, which he remembers best.
Le Mesurier had never met Alex until a friend asked him to look
at some of his poetry. He thought they were so good he wanted
to help. He is reading the poems as a favour to Alex and to
help promote his work.
reading is on Sunday, September 20.
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