World Poetry Day 20 Yrs Old!

From our understanding World Poetry Day is going to be 20 yrs old this year! Designated by UNESCO in 1999, the 21st of March is a day to share, create […]

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Pep Talks

The End…

As we bring the WoPo poem a day writing challenge to a close this year, the team here hope that you have found the writing prompts and suggestions helpful. The […]

Guest Bloggers

I am a Man of Many Parts…

Peter Lay Performer, Poet, Publisher In my youth I wrote and performed songs. Later I became an artist but most of the time I’ve been a facilitator of other people’s […]

Exercises

Lace Skull

Death can be beautiful too, or the remnant of remembering of a person – what is this candle about? What could happen when it’s flame is lit? Is there magic […]

Pep Talks

The Last Leg

There is one week left of the WoPo poem a day writing challenge! Do not despair if you are no where near your target of a poem a day – […]

Guest Bloggers

Derek Dohren

You may call me a poet if you want. I prefer the term ‘not a poet’. I believe we are all poets to a degree and only a true poet […]

Exercises

Broken Things

When you observe objects to write about, often they are new or shiny or whole, but this is not the majority of objects (or people for that matter), so instead […]

Exercises

Chimney of Gloucester

Images and photographs can sometimes hook into ideas we have not even been aware of. Examine this image and write for 10 minutes, then see if you can find other […]

Exercises

Voice to Page

If you are struggling with the physical nature of writing if the pen or keyboard hurt you to type or just can’t sit down for that long etc… then you […]

Exercises

Piercing Ears

Pierced ears – this image is of a freshly pierced ear. Does it look painful? Are your ears pierced? Who does that ear belong too and what sort of earrings […]