I’m not actually, but couldn’t resist the headline. Sorry. However, I do know a professional communicator who is also a poet in his spare time, and seeing as today is National Poetry Day I thought it would be good to highlight some of his work.

Richard Dennison (pictured) manages the intranet and social media for British Telecom’s (BT) corporate comms function. He has published a selection of poems via Posterous and my favourite line of them all has to be in The Human Condition poem which says ‘do squirrels need fridges’ – brilliant. I’m ruining the context, so will point you in the direction of some of Richard’s poems for you to enjoy. You can listen to him reading them here.

If you’re in London today and near Piccadilly Circus, do glance up at the big screens as lots of poetry is going to be shown there until 6pm today, Thursday 4 October, as part of National Poetry Day, which is now in its 18th year.

Are you a comms professional with another talent up your sleeve that you’d be happy to share? Do let me know.

I’ve heard through the comms grapevine that Internal Comms and Social Media Manager at KCOM Group @Steve_Murg is contemplating creating a comms-pros version of ‘Gangnam style’, but that could just be a wicked rumour started on Twitter by PR and Comms Officer @RosePCCI of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Industry… Sorry Steve for spreading the info further – would be great though. No pressure.

Right, I’ll leave you in the poetic hands of Richard Dennison – enjoy!

Listen to Richard reading his poems here

Rachel

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