Highlighted Writer of Week #20 is Kathy Low with ‘If I Could Write like T S Eliot…..’

Our Highlighted Writer this week is Kathy Low, who somehow managed to compress all the genius and range of T S Eliot into one short poem and not just the scope of his work, but even his influences are included in this remarkable poem. But best of all, she finishes with that uplifting quote from … Continue reading Highlighted Writer of Week #20 is Kathy Low with ‘If I Could Write like T S Eliot…..’

Highlighted Writer of Week 19 is Kathy Low with ‘of the night…’

This week’s writer of the week is Kathy Low for her beautiful evocation of a night walk that is so much more than a night walk – is filled with the sights, sounds, smells of the darkness, but as with all Kathy’s work, says so much more than it says. Well done, Kathy! of the … Continue reading Highlighted Writer of Week 19 is Kathy Low with ‘of the night…’

Highlighted Writer for Week #18 is Jodie Glass with ‘My still weak heart (a letter to a new born)’

Our Highlighted Writer for the week is Jodie Glass for her moving poem to her new nephew titled ‘My still weak heart’. It’s the sort of poem that will be treasured by the family for years to come. I particularly enjoyed the way she totally ignored my instructions on what to write and did her … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week #18 is Jodie Glass with ‘My still weak heart (a letter to a new born)’

AWOL Week #18 Responses

Exercise: Write a piece responding to an excerpt from Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thumptrilly, or Fields of Daisies by Peter Marshall Thumptrilly, or Fields of Daisies When at last the thumptrilly fell flighterned through the sky she had the notion it would end up in my peach pie. Quite where that idea … Continue reading AWOL Week #18 Responses

Week #16 Highlighted writer of the week is Lotty with ‘Conversation with Yourself’

The piece of writing which stood out for me last week was Victoria’s ‘Conversation with Yourself’. I enjoyed it so much not for the sweary words and sheer vivacity of it, but because there’s an important message in it - if you want love, you need to love yourself. It’s funny that we rarely treat … Continue reading Week #16 Highlighted writer of the week is Lotty with ‘Conversation with Yourself’

AWOL Week #16 Responses

AWOL EXERCISE #16 A Biography Here’s a very short poem called ‘Biography’ by Sophie Collins: ` BIOGRAPHY She is a 23-year-old poet of indeterminate origin. Her poems have appeared in swimming light reflections, the face of the incredulous Meister, Christ’s translucent orb, and elsewhere.  Sophie Collins ` And here are a couple of Wikipedia biographies: … Continue reading AWOL Week #16 Responses

Highlighted Writer for Week 15: ‘Voyage of the Cave’ by Jodi Glass

The Highlighted Writer of the Week is Jodi Glass, for her moving description of her home/cave ‘Voyage of the Cave’. What impressed me about this piece so much was how enclosed and insulated and safe she makes it - not at all claustrophobic - but at the same time, though she acknowledges the ‘unfocused, scarey’ … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 15: ‘Voyage of the Cave’ by Jodi Glass