Today, I’m in Nova Hreod Academy in Swindon for National Writing Day. This morning we created Recipes for Poetry on a Sunny Day, en masse, with the poetry-generator-coding-machine (which is the young people’s brains, really).
I love bringing in these Surrealist approaches to writing, which smash elements together in peculiar ways and make duly peculiar images.
Soon I’ll be lugging my bag of newspapers and magazines into a found poetry and cut-ups session, which is always good, messy fun and reconnects us with words as things.
Take some time to think unusual thoughts and manifest them in words today! And maybe, every day…
Also, you can listen to my poem ‘Hands’ on the A Poem A Week podcast through the following link. I hope you enjoy it – Happy National Writing Day!