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National Poetry Day

“All sad peopled like poetry” Vanessa Ives – Penny Dreadful. I could not have put it better, and I too love poetry, especially gothic poetry, William Blake being my favourite of all. But there are a plethora of gothic poets that I admire, Tennyson, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Browning, Byron to name a few. So for…

I Am! by John Clare

I am—yet what I am none cares or knows; My friends forsake me like a memory lost: I am the self-consumer of my woes— They rise and vanish in oblivious host, Like shadows in love’s frenzied stifled throes And yet I am, and live—like vapours tossed Into the nothingness of scorn and noise, Into the…

Poetry

So, I have my poetry prompt book by Jo Bell, and I now have “The Very Best Of 52” too in order to assist me in getting to grips with writing poetry too.  I enjoy poetry, but some of it I really struggle to get to grips with. When I was doing a degree in…

52 Project

Radcliffe and Marconie on BBC Radio 6 Music before Christmas did a feature on Jo Bell and the 52 Project.  For those who do not know, as I didn’t until hearing the feature, the 52 Project was a genius idea of Jo Bell’s to help people who wanted to write poetry succeed.  She started a…