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Poems That Launched Pam’s Career

September 8, 2008

OH, I WISH I’D LOOKED AFTER ME TEETH

“My teeth aren’t bad for a woman of my age, because a great percentage of the population’s women of my age have dentures. While I have got quite a few fillings they are mine”

DO YOU THINK BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN WOULD FANCY ME?

If you were writing this now who would you replace Bruce with?

“I couldn’t! There’s nobody quite like him! I don’t think any substitute is possible because it’s not just him but the package, in that he plays good driving music. I’ve never met him but my son did get his autograph for me on one occasion.”

THE BATTERY HEN

Are you a keen supporter of animal rights?

“I can’t stand cruelty to animals. It was one of my earliest pieces and since then people have heaped upon me this image of being an animal welfare person. What I can’t stand is cruelty and I believe the battery cages which are about the size of a shoe box and have four birds in them are cruel. I can see food has to be produced but I would rather the animals be treated fairly and not exploited.”

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