Tag Archives: Poetry

Don’t fake it baby: found poetry

In Keep Writing last week I mentioned the concept of ‘found poetry’, a loose term covering various methods of creating poetry using pre-existing texts.    If you want to know more, the best place to start is the wikipedia entry on it – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_poetry – this explains the background and explores an unexpected connection between found […]

Poetry corner, 2013

Every March I ask students on the advanced courses to bring in poems of their choice to read out in class. The resulting sessions are a bit like Dead Poets’ Society, except no one does anything embarrassing like stand on their desk or invite Robin Williams. Instead they’re a good way to be reminded that even […]