I'm re-sharing some of my collage poems from the recent past. These were written for an Instagram competition (#aquietpassionpoetrycompetition) run by The Poetry School and Soda Pictures ('A Quiet Passion' was their biopic of Emily Dickinson released two years ago). The judges stated that they wanted to see "poems which use the concentrated visual qualities … Continue reading Collage Poems
First things first, I want you to know that this is a very basic 'How To' post but it might just be exactly what you need. I'm writing it because every few weeks I meet someone who wants to post poetry on their site but is frustrated because they can't produce the layout they want in … Continue reading How to format poetry in WordPress
Archiving your blog or website at The British Library As out-of-the-blue messages go, the email I received last week from The British Library, requesting permission to archive my poetry site, And Other Poems, was one of the most unexpected: Dear Sir/Madam The British Library would like to archive your website in the UK Web Archive. The … Continue reading Someone in the future is waiting for your post
Lose yourself all over again. Join in with #LossLit. Tweet your creative responses to do with 'loss'. It's been two weeks since writers Kit Caless and Aki Schilz, co-creators of#LossLit on Twitter and Storify, talked to me about this exciting and innovative project which invites and curates submissions of tweet-sized micropoems and microfictions to do … Continue reading Get ready for another #LossLit evening.
Tweet your creative responses to 'loss' and be a part of this new digital writing project. On Twitter recently the #LossLit hashtag has caught my eye and I've noticed people tweeting micropoems and microfictions to do with 'loss'. There's a #LossLit evening tonight at 9pm (GMT) so I'll be tuning in to Twitter and following … Continue reading Find out more about #LossLit
How lovely to find out on Thursday afternoon that my tweet-sized poem 'Picnic' has come 2nd in #micropoem14, a Twitter poetry competition run by the Centre for New Writing, and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, at the University of Manchester. To take part in this year's competition, judged by John McAuliffe, Janet Rogerson … Continue reading It’s No Picnic. How not to record a poem.