wordsout by godfrey rust

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about wordsout

The wordsout site contains poems and other pieces written by me (Godfrey Rust) since 1980. Content is grouped by collection, season and alphabetically, or you can search the site.

Many have been published or used by others elsewhere, especially at Christmas and Easter events. wordsout, however, is eclectic and has no agenda or mission except making available content which I have created or like, some of which others may find engaging or useful.

Any of my pieces may be read, performed or re-published free of charge for non-commercial reasons. For copyright acknowledgment and how to get permissions for commercial use see here.

wordsout is not for personal profit. All income after essential costs such as web hosting goes to charity to support two schools in Jos in central Nigeria, run by my friend the Rev Kenneth Ononeze in a region repeatedly devastated by terrorism.

wordsout was originally created as an imprint for the books Breaking the Chains (1992) and Welcome to the Real World (2000). Everything was added to this website in 2011. Paperback copies of the last book are available from Amazon or from me here. I prefer to sell it direct as more money goes to the charity.

Poems written since 2000 are in the current open-ended collection Incarnate, which is not published in print.

The music album Prayers in Time was released in May 2018.

Words written for personal and community events are collected in Occasions and Nonsense.

The site includes a section of poems by members of the Cafe Church community at St John's, West Ealing, and some poems I'd like to have written.

Details of new pieces or changes to the site can be found at latest.  

On Twitter: follow @godfreyrustpoet.
Biographical information is here. Contact me here.