Romancing the Gibbet (4) The Morrismen Murder

‘Romancing the Gibbet’ is a collaboration between poet, Ralph Hoyte and historian, Steve Poole, exploring ‘dark tourism’ at sites of extraordinary public execution in Georgian Britain. Poole explains the historical background of a single public hanging. A case from 1772, when William Keeley was found guilty of murdering Joseph Dyer after spotting him flashing hisContinue reading “Romancing the Gibbet (4) The Morrismen Murder”

Writer’s Statement.

Writer’s Statement. I’m Seraphim Bryant and I write for young adults who like thrillers and a bit of fantasy. Also, I write and illustrate picture books in young children’s fiction which are frequently about social issues and citizenship. My style is very open, it’s quite conversational. This is because I like people so much andContinue reading “Writer’s Statement.”

What About Raymond Carver?

Though Raymond Carver published only a handful of books in his lifetime, he is often considered one of the great American short story writers. Debate still exists as to whether to consider Carver a minimalist for his frequent use of sparse language, a voice of the working class for his commitment to ‘ordinary’ characters, orContinue reading “What About Raymond Carver?”

Apocalypse Poem

Don’t stop and let me off By SB   The force that kept me on my feet now is causing my days to lengthen. The year’s long day of so much heat. The nightmare of the lasting darkness.   Life giving waters that flow away from us. Now group at the far north and south.Continue reading “Apocalypse Poem”

The Prize-winning Poem

The Prize-winning Poem It will be typed, of course, and not all in capitals: it will use upper and lower case in the normal way; and where a space is usual it will have a space. It will probably be on white paper, or possibly blue, but almost certainly not pink. It will not beContinue reading “The Prize-winning Poem”

Animal Prose Poem

Dad’s dog Max Mad Max the Scarlet Fox, is not a fox but a Rough Spanish Collie dog. But, when he’s running towards you bounding out of the bushes you can be forgiven for thinking you were under attack by a beast of the forest. Mad Max can dance and roll over for a tummyContinue reading “Animal Prose Poem”

Worst poem ever

Haha, (evil laughter) the task set to our class this week was to write the worst poem ever to illustrate what a poem should not be. so….  Poorly poem Yer, well it has been written And it ani’t got real words in places Some odd stanza brakes like a lot of bad poet’s mistakes EveryContinue reading “Worst poem ever”

Poem’s to praise something common

  Brother’s bruise So round and blended edges fade blue and mauve and purple shades into fair skin, slightly indented in. Badge of honour, badge of pride, mother says you should hide. I look at your bruise and then I say “Your are the proof he did not sway. She’ll not mess with you againContinue reading “Poem’s to praise something common”