I meant to post this some time ago but life got in the way – it’s a ‘shout out’ with thanks to The Poetry School and Carrie Etter whose course, ‘Historicising the Prose Poem‘ I completed a short while ago.
I’m a complete novice at the genre; confused and perhaps a little annoyed (!) by the perceived view that it’s hard to define. However, through a series of assignments, excellent feedback and the fellow classmates’ work, I began to understand its intriguing complexity and attraction. There were some incredible poets doing the course and I had a wonderful time reading their work and learning from their understanding of Prose Poetry.
Although the Poetry School’s online system may be a little clunky, their support staff are extremely helpful. I enjoyed expert tuition, a great standard of work from fellow poets and superb feedback. I will certainly enrol for another Poetry School some time.
Many thanks for reading this blog page 🙂
An update on my own writing – having begun to write again earlier this year, I’m very glad to say that the past couple of weeks I’ve had a bit of a lucky run.
I sent out a little bundle of poems and now have some in three forthcoming publications, one in an art exhibition and one was Highly Commended in a poetry competition.
To read my poem ‘From the Heart’, click here –
EYE FLASH POETRY – POCKET PAMPHLET
My poem ‘always.whatever’ is included in Eye Flash Poetry’s ‘Dog’ Pocket Pamphlet.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE WRITERS’ NETWORK COMPETITION 2020
Many thanks to poetry competition judge Sarah James who Highly Commended my poem ‘How to Forecast During a Pandemic’ for the Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Competition – in association with The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival –
and will be printed in the winners’ anthology – on sale this October from – here –
THE HEDGEHOG POETRY PRESS – HALLOWEEN ANTHOLOGY
I’m very happy to have a poem in Hedgehog Poetry Press’s forthcoming spooky Halloween anthology The House in the Forest. Details available from the website – release date 31st October 2020 – mwah ha ha!
THE POETRY BUS MAGAZINE – PB9
Thanks very much for reading this blog post ❤😊
Day Three is experimenting with rhyme.
I want to say I’m enjoying this but maybe only in a whisper, in case the Muse disappears! Perhaps it’s unrealistic to expect to produce complete poems each day but I’m glad to have some useful ideas to develop.
Don’t think I’ll post about this daily now because there are other projects I’d like to talk about but so far, it’s proved useful to try to write a poem a day. I’ll hope to keep it up for the entire month of April.
Good Luck All !
Well I did manage something, but it took some doing as I’m not used to writing a poem a day of course! It’s not a complete poem but an interesting slant on the prompt.
Today I’m trying to think location.
Good luck all 🙂
Okay so I’m working on the poetry pamphlet review but in the meantime, I’ve committed to doing this! A poem a day for the whole of April. I’m really hoping to keep up
I won’t get a full piece each day but hope to have lots to work on
Good Luck All 😀
I’m so delighted to have my poem ‘Season’s Greetings from the Heart’ included amongst such wonderful work in Ink Sweat & Tears webzine today for their ’12 Days of Christmas’ theme – with thanks to Helen and Kate.
It’s here on the ‘Third Day of Christmas’ feature – Christmas Eve spot. http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/ @InkSweatTears
IS&T is amongst my favourite poetry and prose webzines. There was much excellent competition so I’m delighted and very lucky to be included.
The theme lasts until 2nd January and there will be some incredible poetry to come IS&T’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’ theme.
Merry Christmas and here’s to a happier and more peaceful 2020. xx