Here are 100 prompts for promptly-written impromptu poetry. Use these prompts for daily practice, for warm-ups, for intellectual party games, or to pen last-minute valentines. Commit to the whole 100 days; flex your dactyls and indulge in spondaic spontaneity. Life is short, art is long long short. Poetry Prompts A Shakespearean sonnet about music theory.… Read More
Once more I bring you a small selection of poems that are probably not the best choices for valentines. Unless your sweetheart has excellent taste in poetry, and a sense of humour, that is. First is the 17th-century poet, William Cartwright, who’s had it with the metaphysicals…
Here is a small selection of alternative love poems, with a preponderance of sonnets, but absolutely no onions. More loving and mortal self-doubt can be found in my anthology of 100 rose poems: Centifolia. Love Poems A suggestive sonnet from John Updike… It reminds me a bit of that mention of a poet in Stranger in a… Read More
I’ve been collecting rose poems for some time, and have finally completed this anthology of 100 rose poems. I’m sure you’ll discover at least one new favourite within! The ebook is currently available as a PDF, but if you would like me to format it for MOBI or EPUB, let me know and I will see what I can… Read More
During my MA, I took a particularly interesting module entitled, “Poetry After Darwin,” which examined the effects of Charles Darwin’s ‘Origin of the Species’ on several poets of the era; how the book (and its geological predecessors) reshaped religion, identity, relationships, and the poets’ perception of the very Earth underfoot. It was not a subject… Read More
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