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

Half Way Through

It’s the half way point of the month, this can be where life starts to get in the way and the novelty of the challenge starts to wear off. So […]

Exercises

The Cities Bones

Look at this image – look at the remnants of a previous time, a time that is ending and decaying and being ripped out of our civilisation, as if it […]

Exercises

Washing up and The House Work Dirty

Sometimes the best way to come by a poem is to forget about it, to not actively work on – to go and do something else. So instead of sitting […]

Guest Bloggers

Belinda Rimmer

Belinda Rimmer Bio: Work: I first trained as a psychiatric nurse and worked with troubled teenagers both in NHS settings and as a school counsellor. I have also worked as […]

Exercises

Finding Patterns

The world is full of patterns, humans are good at spotting patterns and textures. Go for a walk and see how many you can find, do not make any notes […]

Exercises

A Cat and Her Hoard

What is this cat hoarding and why? Does she believe she is secretly a dragon? Is she some shape shifter or daemon from some long ago time or just a […]

Exercises

The World Outside

Find a window in a cafe or coffee shop, library or even your home, as long as it faces out to the street – preferably a busy street. Watch the […]

Exercises

Slimy Friend

What is this little frog up too? Animals can be a good source of material for poetry especially if you get out and see them in person. This little fellow […]

Pep Talks

Week 1 is Done!

It is Day 7 of the World Poetry writing challenge and we have been seeing some lovely poems shared on a variety of social media. Some people are racing ahead […]

Guest Bloggers

Writing With The Land By Nimue Brown

Nimue Brown writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction and is co-creator of the Hopeless Maine graphic novel series. She lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire. I’ve written poetry every since I could hold […]