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

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 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’

AWOL Week #10 Responses – Time

AWOL Week #10 Responses - Time ` This week’s topic was ’Time’. And to help you find your words, I’ve attached a YouTube link, again. It’s a clip from a film by the artist/composer Christian Marclay, who put the film together by taking pieces from hundreds of feature films, every one of which had a … Continue reading AWOL Week #10 Responses – Time

Highlighted Writer for Week #9 ma_sk ON by [anon]

Our Highlighted Writer of the Week is [anon] for their wantonly esoteric and wonderful poem ma_sk ON, which reads like an e e cummings poem written by a computer coder. I liked it because it reminds us that the creativity in writing isn’t just in the way the words are arranged, but by their physical … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week #9 ma_sk ON by [anon]

AWOL Week #9 responses

Exercise: 'Portrait' I’d like you to write with the title ‘Portrait’ - though you may change that title once your piece is finished.  Perhaps include the words ‘dust’ ’twin' ‘glass’ and ’ink’. To help you, I’ve attached three images: ` 'Portrait of a Young Woman' by Gregory Masurovsky (the misty one) https://www.pkf-imagecollection.org/artist/Gregory_Masurovsky/works/6339 ` 'Self Portrait … Continue reading AWOL Week #9 responses