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The Drum signs up Pam Scares as poet in residence


By The Drum Team, Editorial

February 15, 2013 | 2 min read

The Drum has recruited homemaker, compulsive shoplifter and poetess Pam Scares as a columnist.

West Country darling Pam will deliver what the Dorset Evening Echo describes as her ‘unique view of life’ in a new poetry column, which will appear on The Drum monthly from today.

In Pam's first Digital Loife column, she explores Twitter’s new ‘video clip gizmo’ Vine – and is resolutely unimpressed with everything bar its phallic content.

Pam said of her new role at The Drum: “Imagine my surprise when a letter arrived from London, suggesting I contribute my opinion to The Drum. Well, technically, the letter was addressed to my next door neighbour, ‘journalist and broadcaster’ Miranda Sawyer (another one of those bleedin weekender townies, who come down here, taking our mock tudor semis).

“Anyhow, I'd opened it, read it and done a Google before you could say John Barrowman. ‘I can talk about new media, Malc,’ I hollered out the window to the shed, ‘I can work the Microsoft email, I just love and you can't tear me away from the Mail Online’. The rest, as they say, is history.”

Pam’s regular poetry performances at The Sunray in Wrackleford (each Sunday) and The White Hart in Bere Regis (every other Tuesday, weather permitting) will continue.


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