The Spoken Image – trying something new

I've been referring to my recent endeavours as 'picture poetry', just to give this little sub-genre a handle to hold it with. I'm referring to the approach of first getting the image and only after that writing the poem. After it has spoken what it has to say. My wife Leanne (who is a reliable … Continue reading The Spoken Image – trying something new

Celebrating the role of music

It is 25 years since a wonderful record album was released. I've posted a small article about the role some of that music played in the writing of a poetry collection steeped in fantasy and science fiction. A new poem, as well. Check it out here if you're interested: Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball – music … Continue reading Celebrating the role of music

Exercises in the Inspiration for Writing #02

For anyone interested, I've just put up a second 'Exercises in the Inspiration for Writing' post over at my author site. I had intended it to be a monthly thing, with encouragement for reader participation, but sadly, six months have gone by between posts. I still very much encourage participation as a small exercise that … Continue reading Exercises in the Inspiration for Writing #02

Exercises in the Inspiration for Writing

In recent times I've begun looking back through my rather bulky poetry archive with a view to looking at and contemplating the inspiration that led to a poem being written. Interesting as an exercise for myself, after all this time, but it has led me to wonder if other bloggers might be similarly interested and … Continue reading Exercises in the Inspiration for Writing