Failed scholar. Failed teacher. Failed poet.
Failed husband. Failed father.
Failed rugby player.
Failed acoustic guitarist.
Failed busker at Banksy’s Dismal World
Remaining ambition: To turn failure into an art form!
Having started this journey when Adrian Henri/Roger Mcgough allowed him to put a couple of their poems to music, Kevan Taplin has
been on a crusade to bring poetry back to ’ordinary’ people as it can be perceived as being hi-jacked by the elite and academia. To this end he set up the Thuxton book and poetry pod in the hamlet where residents contribute the ‘poem of the month’