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

Highlighted Writer for Week 14

The AWOL Highlighted Writer of the Week this week is Elisheva for her wonderful poem ‘It’s Not about the Night’, which is compelling, honest and so relevant to the times we’re living through. For me, the most important part of the poem was its ending, where she encourages us all that we have a purpose … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week 14

AWOL Week #14 Responses

AWOL Week #14 Responses ` This week’s task was to write something with the title ‘This is not a [Poem][Story] about…’ in the style of Victoria Adukwei Bulley’s poem ‘This is not a Poem about Parakeets’. This Poem is not about Parakeets On the bus back, two men make noise and all elsefalls silent, or … Continue reading AWOL Week #14 Responses

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