Arvon Teacher Week
Time and space to write
Cliff Yates’s collections include Henry’s Clock, which won both the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition. A former Poetry Society poet-in-residence, he’s currently Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Aston University. www.cliffyates.co.uk
When you’re working on a poem, try taking out punctuation, and see what you’re left with.
Another approach is to try…
Free writing is an excellent way of generating ideas, jumpstarting a new piece of work, or overcoming writer’s block.