Do you say ‘weep’ ever – except inside a poem?

Helena Nelson discusses the issue of using 'poetic' words when writing poems.

www.happenstancepress.com/index/reining-in-the-high-horse

 

 

The first three or four lines of a poem are make-or-break territory. If you hook the reader firmly at the start, they’ll follow you willingly right through to the very last syllable.

www.happenstancepress.org/how-not-to-begin-a-poem

 

 

You have a poetry pamphlet in print. So what next? Poets both crave and fear reviews but mainly they needn’t lose sleep. ‘Publishing a volume of verse’, as Don Marquis notably remarked, ‘is like dropping a rose petal into the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.’

www.happenstancepress.org/how-to-get-your-pamphlet-reviewed

 

 

Lunar Poetry podcast about poetry and spoken word in Bristol and Bath featuring David Turner talking to Lucy English, Clive Bernie and Rebecca Tantony.

www.soundcloud.com/spoken-word-in-bristol-bath

 

 

'Poetry is a mix of clarity and mystery. It’s important to know when to be clear and when to be mysterious.'

Billy Collins interviewed by Daniel Asa Rose for Observer Culture online.

www.observer.com/2016/10/billy-collins

 

 

Jason Schneiderman, author of Primary Source and other books, discusses how mixing fact and fiction can make the difference when writing an effective autobiographical poem.

www.indolentbooks.com/poetry-autobiographical

 

 

Jo Shapcott speaks with Julia Copus about the importance of sound in her poetry, both in terms of imagery and in the use of language itself.

www.rlf.org.uk/showcase/wa_episode2/

 

 

Penned in the Margins Director Tom Chivers gives tips on how to submitt work for publication.

www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk/dos-and-donts-of-submitting-your-manuscript

 

 

“When language gets casual and lazy, I don’t even consider it as poetry."

Simon Armitage, interviewed by The National in the UAE, on the power of language.

www.thenational.ae/arts-life/books/simon-armitage-on-the-power-of-language

 

 

Forget soppy nature poems; desire and lust and bitterness and guilt are the true province of poetry and that’s the way to get teenage boys reading it, argues teenager Secret Scribbler

www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jul/06/how-to-get-teenagers-reading-poetry

 

 

The poet laureate is going on tour with her fantasy band: Jackie Kay, Gillian Clarke and Imtiaz Dharker.

www.theguardian.com/books/carol-ann-duffy-jackie-kay-gillian-clarke-imtiaz-dharker-poets-on-the-road

 

 

Clive James made his name as a critic, broadcaster, novelist and poet. His Collected Poems 1958 -2015 was recently published.
Here he chooses the poetry books that continue to inspire him.

Clive James made his name as a critic, broadcaster, essayist, novelist and poet. Collected Poems 1958 - 2015 is James’ own selection from over fifty years' work in verse: from his early satires to his recent poems looking back over his extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty.  

Here he chooses the poetry books that continue to inspire him.  

- See more at: http://www.picador.com/blog/october-2014/clive-james-s-favourite-poetry-books?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Post&utm_content=Blog#sthash.gAqeDaun.dpuf

Clive James made his name as a critic, broadcaster, essayist, novelist and poet. Collected Poems 1958 - 2015 is James’ own selection from over fifty years' work in verse: from his early satires to his recent poems looking back over his extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty.  

Here he chooses the poetry books that continue to inspire him.  

- See more at: http://www.picador.com/blog/october-2014/clive-james-s-favourite-poetry-books?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Post&utm_content=Blog#sthash.gAqeDaun.dpuf

 

Clive James made his name as a critic, broadcaster, essayist, novelist and poet. Collected Poems 1958 - 2015 is James’ own selection from over fifty years' work in verse: from his early satires to his recent poems looking back over his extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty.  

Here he chooses the poetry books that continue to inspire him.  

- See more at: http://www.picador.com/blog/october-2014/clive-james-s-favourite-poetry-books?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Post&utm_content=Blog#sthash.gAqeDaun.dpuf

www.picador.com/blog/october-2014/clive-james-s-favourite-poetry-books

 

 

Rich Smith of City Arts Magazine (online) discusses how to deliver a poem on stage.

www.cityartsonline.com/articles/stop-using-poet-voice