Sep 28-Oct 3
Starting to Write
STARTING TO WRITE
Setting out and carrying on
Cliff Yates’s poetry collections include Henry’s Clock, winner of the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, Frank Freeman’s Dancing School and Jam. He wrote Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School during his time as Poetry Society poet-in-residence.
Free writing is an excellent way of generating ideas, jumpstarting a new piece of work, or overcoming writer’s block.
When you’re working on a poem, try taking out punctuation, and see what you’re left with.
Another approach is to try…