Short Poems, Long Poems & Limericks

A Glass Half Full of Stuff to Read

About Mark

In real life Mark isn't really a real bookworm but he does really like to read books. He also writes for a living but much less fun stuff than poetry. Born in 1987 he lives in Devon in the UK and a few of his favourite things include reading and orange juice, which is where the name of this site came from, as well as Strawberry Milkshakes and Studio Ghibli films like Spirited Away.


About the Site

Reading Juice was created in 2009 and was originally just a way for Mark to learn how to make websites. After messing about with different kinds of content he suddenly realised that the poems he liked to scribble down in notebooks and on scraps of paper might make for a more interesting site.

Writing comic poetry was a hobby which had started while Mark was bored at University and jotted down the first lines of 'Dr Garbagestein', during a lesson on the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Since then Mark’s brain orange has been squeezing out a steady stream of rhyming randomness.

Mark’s main influences include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Adventures of Tintin, The Little Prince, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories, Monty Python, Dr Seuss, The Simpsons and the music of The Beatles and Bob Dylan.


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