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Why rubbish makes great poetry

Where our rubbish ends up is not something most of us bother to - or care to - think about.

But the writer and poet John Wedgewood Clarke has just spent a year visiting rubbish dumps in the north-east of England. Its resulted in a book of poems called Landfill.

He explained how looking at our rubbish provided a "perspective of contemporary culture".

(Image: Rubbish dump. Credit: Getty Images)

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