The Poetry Place

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Trevor Millum, Teachit poet in residenceThe aim of the blog is to try to show the process of writing. It's a bit artificial because you can't reproduce all the thoughts and crossings out that take place either metaphorically or literally.   

However, it might help to show students that poems do not spring fully-formed onto the page. 

Previous blogs are archived: see the list at the right of the page.  Quite a few have been inspired by existing poems (by Edward Thomas, Duffy, Heaney, Armitage and others) and there are also villanelles, sonnets and lots of light verse.  I enjoy this - and it keeps me writing!


Friday, 31 October 2014 09:14:23

Friday, 31 October 2014 09:14:23

Things seem to be back to normal, so,,, resuming my musings about roadworks on the A1:

These were my first jottings:

There are workers on the A! (M)

Widening the road from to leeming and beyond

Something something something gone

The exits that you used to know – don’t look for them


Archived blogs

   [OPEN/CLOSE]  Parodies and homages

   [OPEN/CLOSE]  Topics and themes

   [OPEN/CLOSE]  How to...

   [OPEN/CLOSE]  Sonnets

   [OPEN/CLOSE]  Different types of poem