poetry space workshop

Welcome to this series of fortnightly writing prompts that I hope will inspire you to write new poems.

I will select some submissions for comment.

Also poems from each workshop will not be archived online and will only stay online for two weeks after posting. This should enable poets to submit resulting poems to magazines and competitions if they wish to at a later date though if in doubt check the rules with editors and competition organisers.


Sunday 19th March, 2017 – workshop eight

This morning I found an article in my inbox (from Maria Popova at Brain Pickings) that led me to the concept of  book spine poetry, originally created by the artist Nina Katchdourian. 

The idea is simple and quite brilliant. You simply browse the book titles on your bookshelf or visit a public library and see what you can come up with.

For this I would like you to take a photograph of your creation and send it in. You can do several if the idea inspires. Also why not get the children in your family to join in and create their own.

Just let me know their name and ages when you send them in. 

Chris is already working on a photography assignment using words and images and got quite excited about this. These are what we came up with this morning.






For more inspiration.
The deadline for this is Sunday 2nd April. Have fun.