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”

My Poem

She describes herself like this… Foxglove   Under willow tree and wild flower print Book unopened at Grandad’s feet Snuggled up, bundled up child. Dreaming of pine forests, deep lakes and a country over the sea. Safe in the cupboard under the stairs Siting on Clarks leather shoes And leaning against Granddad’s work jacket. SheContinue reading “My Poem”

Woman’s weekly research

    Grandparent stalking: Woman’s weekly research Task = follow someone in the age range that we are aiming to research (60+). Look at their behaviour, demeanour and what they look like and make a short life bio on your observations. Struggled to do this task I felt like a criminal; And I’m guessing must haveContinue reading “Woman’s weekly research”

Meeting Stephanie Hale

Meeting Stephanie Hale arranged by our tutor Julia at Worcester university. Julia and Stephanie met working for the BBC. Stephanie Hale was the former Assistant Director of the Creative Writing Diploma at Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education and is now the director of Oxford Writers literacy consultancy. Stephanie’s advice for new authors is primarily to researchContinue reading “Meeting Stephanie Hale”

Listening to Alexis Deacon

Listening to Alexis Deacon born in New York this award-winning illustrator and writer loves storytelling “I always knew I was going to be in illustrator because sharing and trying to communicate was so important to me. understanding of the stories help us to do that” Alexis’s number one tip for writers: “start as close toContinue reading “Listening to Alexis Deacon”