Highlighted Writer for Week 12.5: ’Saturday Evening at St Ethelred’s’ by Kathy Low

It’s with great pleasure I announce our Highlighted Writer of the Week is Kathy Low for her stunningly understated poem ’Saturday Evening at St Ethelred’s’. It’s a beautifully crafted piece describing the inhabitants of a convent, but for me the subtle twist at the end makes the poem - how within this strict and regimented … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 12.5: ’Saturday Evening at St Ethelred’s’ by Kathy Low

AWOL Week #12.5 Responses

AWOL Week #12.5 Responses The Task was to write something about Inhabitants, in response to a Yannos Ritsos poem titled ‘Three Storey House with Basement’: Responses: The (Uninvited) Inhabitants   by Peter Marshall The (Uninvited) Inhabitants 15th May: first swift sweeps the air through broiling clouds of greenfly – cool sycamore shade.  Now met up with … Continue reading AWOL Week #12.5 Responses

Highlighted Writer for Week 12 is Peter Marshall with ‘Tempest’

Last week we wrote about Storms, and I’m delighted to announce that our Highlighted Writer of the Week is Peter Marshall for his beautifully constructed piece of double-rhyming ingenuity ’Tempest’. But despite the intricacy of its construction, like all well-built pieces of writing, the form doesn’t hamper the reading - the poem unwinds lightly and … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 12 is Peter Marshall with ‘Tempest’

Highlighted Writer of Week 11 is ‘Lotty’ with ‘Chestnut Tapestry’

Congratulations to ‘Lotty’, our Highlighted Writer of the Week, for her powerful piece: ‘Chestnut Tapestry’ - I was impressed by it’s bravery and honesty, and how she uses simple, direct language, but in a way which focusses the reader on her story in a quite compelling manner. Great work, Lotty! Chestnut Tapestry by Lotty Chestnut … Continue reading Highlighted Writer of Week 11 is ‘Lotty’ with ‘Chestnut Tapestry’

AWOL Responses for Week #11. 29 05 2020

AWOL Responses Week #11 29 05 2020 ` This week’s exercise was a bit different. Here’s a weblink for the Science Museum Group search page:  https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/search/images If you follow it then type in a word to search for (try ‘space’ - you’ll find images for everything from a child’s game to a space toilet). You … Continue reading AWOL Responses for Week #11. 29 05 2020

Highlighted Writer for Week 10 is ‘Jodi Glass’ with ’81 Years Old’

Our Highlighted Writer of the Week this week is ‘Jodi Glass’ for her evocative poem ’81 Years Old’ which cleverly links Anderson Shelters, those garden relics of World War II with the current pandemic crisis, but ending with the classic slogan from the War which is as important now as it was then: Keep Calm … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 10 is ‘Jodi Glass’ with ’81 Years Old’