We have been brought up seeing poetry as this thing to take very seriously; a high-culture something to think deeply about. And so many people don’t think it’s for them. I don’t think that’s the case at all. It’s time for this to change.
Autumn is beautiful inside and out. When I started writing poetry again, the first one I finished, shared and performed, was one about the best season of all; and it's time I shared it with you.
I wrote a poem for Stylist Magazine's first ever wedding competition...and won! Here's my entry, and a little more info.
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At the end of last year I took an evening course titled ‘Poetry Essentials: Writing Free Verse’. It taught me a lot more than just about structure, sound, and style. I think it's about time I shared some of them with you (and reacquainted myself with them as well).
I've written a new original poem exploring the dichotomy of looking for love and the love of singledom.
What the hell is a poetry slam? What should I expect if I go to one? How does it work? Why should I go to one? Am I good enough to perform? I share my first poetry slam experience with Hammer & Tongue, and answer some of your questions about what a poetry slam really involves.
Today is World Poetry Day. I wrote this little piece on my lunch break at work and thought I'd share it with you.
Heading back to my childhood home never fails to make me feel better; so I wrote a poem about it.
The fourth in my Honest Haiku series, published for National Storytelling Week 2018.