…or perhaps it’s a sign of things to come. I’m usually a slow, slow writer (took me FIVE YEARS to finish ‘Honeymoon’, a runner-up at Bridport in 2010 – I’ve written about that here) but this week I’ve dashed off two new poems, both inspired by these quick-as-a-flash poetry projects on the internet:
- The Queen of Europe Becomes Whole – an “empowerment”-themed project by Hilda Sheehan, involving a life-size, papier-mâché doll plastered in poems. Scroll here to find my poem, Stationery Monitor.
- The Great British Bard-Off, “a pop-up cake anthology: like a pop-up bakery, but with WORDS”, edited by Amy Keys and Charlotte Runcie. My poem, One of Nanna’s can be read here.
Thanks to Hilda, Amy and Charlotte for including my poems. Now, back to Emma (still haven’t finished reading it…)
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Hi Josephine, both of these poems are wonderful-you are so talented! I like writing poetry sometimes, but would like to do more of it. It’s sometimes a good break from novel writing to write shorter pieces and it gets the brain going. Best of luck with your writing.
You are kind, Anita! Both quite quick poems, so unusual for me. I enjoy writing in different genres.