All entries for June 2010

June 25, 2010

On Titles, Sequences and Collections

magnetic-poetry.jpgProfessor David Morley presents the ninth Poetry Challenge in which we explore titles, sequences and collections.

"The title is a door for the reader to open, or a little window through which they peer at the interior, an intrigue making them question whether they should enter or take part."

In this episode Prof Morley gives you a very Twitterish Poetry Challenge - make up a one-word poem and then give it a title.

Don't be shy about sharing your responses to this poetry challenge here on the blog where others will be able to appreciate them.



June 18, 2010

Finger Counting in the Dark

moonProfessor David Morley presents the eighth Poetry Challenge "in which we play, very seriously, with language. This episode is a two for the price of one podcast about writing poems using syllabics and subverting forms of poetry.

Prof Morley challenges you with an exercise in precise patterning and also to write a sequence of Dark Side Limericks, the kind of limericks Darth Vader might write between battles.

Don't be shy about sharing your responses to this poetry challenge here on the blog where others will be able to appreciate them.



June 11, 2010

Playing Tennis with the Nets Down

tennisballProfessor David Morley presents the seventh Poetry Challenge "in which we play with language and make it into toys and little machines called poems". This episode is about finding ways to create free verse without ignoring the fact that free verse is also a form of poetry.

Prof Morley challenges you to write two poems in free verse using repeated phrases to pattern your poem: "I wish that..." and "I curse you with...".

Don't be shy about sharing your responses to this poetry challenge here on the blog where others will be able to appreciate them.



June 04, 2010

The Water Measurer

splashProfessor David Morley presents the sixth Poetry Challenge "in which we splash about in nouns before going deeper and learning to swim with verbs". This episode is about finding forms and shapes for your poems and challenges you to explore pantoums, sonnets and villanelles.

Don't be shy about sharing your responses to this poetry challenge here on the blog where others will be able to appreciate them.



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