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Sunday Round-Up 18/07/2021

–SUNDAY ROUND UP– A few things I’ve found useful/inspiring this week of the #100repchallenge: Poetic Forms This week I experimented with the Lune form in two poems #071: An awful microwave and #072: FOMO at bedtime. I specifically focused on the Collum lune where the pattern goes 3 words, 5 words, 3 words. An even greater efficiency challenge would be the Kelly lune: 3 syllables, 5 syllables, 3 syllables. If you fancy having a go yourself, you can check out a great article about it here. Poems How to Get Riches – curiosity led me to looking at anaphorisms and I stumbled across this poem by Benjamin Franklin. Poetry Films band-aids & other temporary healings -created by Pat Heywood and Jamil McGinnis in partnership with Urban Word NYC. Multitudes -created by Manuel Cinema and Poetry Foundation. Poetry from “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman. Films Funny Girl- Dir William Wyler Sunday’s Quote   Life’s candy and the sun’sA ball of butter “Don’t Rain on My Parade’” by Bob Merrill & Jule Styne from the musical …

Sunday Round-Up 11/07/2021

–SUNDAY ROUND UP– A few things I’ve found useful/inspiring this week of the #100repchallenge: Poetic Forms This week I came across two forms I had never tried before: a Blitz poem, a 50-liner with lots of rules. You can click on #061: Mother Through Play to see my experiment and if you want to have a go yourself, you can check out the instructions here. Englyn Milwr, a Welsh form using tercets with end rhyme. You can check out my poem by clicking #062: Englyn Milwr Practice. Podcasts You A Storyteller– This week I listened to more content from this podcast. Particularly useful episodes were How to Get Unstuck, What You Eat and The Importance of Focus. Also here’s a link to the 30 Day Story Challenge where it’s about going back and studying the films of the past with prompts for what to look for in the work. Books and Collections Saga Volume 6 by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples Sometimes I Never Suffered by Shane McCrae Films Parasite- Dir Bong Joon-ho Sunday’s …

Sunday Round-Up 04/07/2021

–SUNDAY ROUND UP– A few things I’ve found useful/inspiring this week of the #100repchallenge: Courses I continued experimenting with New Ways With Short Form Poetry course. This week my explorations led me to the one word poem #056: Found in mottled bricks and subreddits, in your own breath and family relics and a poem inspired by the Farrow and Ball paint colour #057: Sulking Room Pink Podcasts You A Storyteller– I forgot to mention this podcast last week. But I discovered it the same week as the Vs Podcast. This week I’ve been listening and re-listening to a lot of their episodes. Wonderful insights into storytelling, structure and motivations. A couple favourites are Ep1 Armature and Ep2 How Stories Work. TV Shows Master of None Season 3: Moments in Love Sunday’s Quote   “Knowing a person’s story and how they tell it and where the lies are in it, is part of love.” The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Sunday Round Up 27/06/2021

Hello World and Happy Sunday!I hope everyone’s week has been full of inspiration, exploration and crafting something new. And if none of those have graced your plate, perhaps there’s still some space today? As I mentioned last week, these Sunday updates are to house the things that have provoked me, awoke me, or in some small or magnificent way aided me through the week as I continue this #100repchallenge and self-education poetry project. I’m now over half way through my 100 reps and definitely feel a habit has started to form. But of course there is still that daily resistance to meet the digital page, to keep asking questions, to keep listening. If you’ve done a similar challenge or watched/read/listened/participated in any of the resources below, let me know how you’ve found it! 🙂 Until next week, Stay Curious Lx –SUNDAY ROUND UP– A few things I’ve found useful/inspiring this week of the #100repchallenge: Courses New Ways With Short Form Poetry. This week I’ve been experimenting with Dog Ear and Found Poetry. You can check …

#045: all this time/sunday roundup

All this time spent on the what’s And hows How’s about I deposit a why? . Hello World and Happy Sunday! 45% in to my #100repchallenge, I’ve realised I’ve never actually sat down to write a post about why I’m doing this. This challenge is about posting a creation (usually a poem) every day for 100 days. The number of course is arbitary but it’s never usually about the numbers is it? It’s about sitting down at my desk with some hot lemon and ginger tea, or apple juice or a raspberry smoothie and marking out space in my day dedicated to writing and play. As well as building an active practice, a goal of mine since last year has been to learn more about poetry technique. Thanks to the internet, I’ve found so many helpful and mostly free digital resources for developing craft. I thought it’d be a great idea to track this progress and share my findings and insights on Sundays about the things that inspire me, the techniques I’m learning and the …