Last month’s workshop, led by Anthony Hett & Laila Sumpton, explored how dialogue can add to a poem, and looked at what script-writing skills can be used to give characters a voice. Here’s a short film by Anthony titled ‘letters’ which was used in the workshop to show the importance of dialogue and word choice.
Our poetry forum is a great space for members of the public to come and share their poetry and stories. Here’s a poem that Odne Stenseth shared during our open mic section, called ‘Hand Washing’ which talks about OCD.
Here’s a short piece by Keats House poet Anthony Hett titled ‘Three Naked Bottoms’.
Join us on the 29th as Forum returns for another relaxed afternoon of poetry and spoken word, with open mic and performances from our headline poets – Karen McCarthy Woolf and Stephanie Turner: Book here
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Hannah Lowe reading to our audience at Keats House Museum.
This Sunday join us for our workshop ‘A Dream Revived’ exploring dreams through writing and performance. Booking is available here.
Keats House Poets are funded by The Keats Foundation, a registered Charity, No. 1147589
FLYING INTO FOREVER
the geese flew on and out of my childhood
leaving me returning each new year
to find that same moment when I was 9
seeing the geese now with different eyes
but somehow still that little boy
seeing them for the first time
the geese flying on and out into forever. . .
. . .snow has fallen in love with the world
dressing everything in the same crisp white quiet
icicles hang from the blue tricycle
a lost green glove creeps across the front yard
soon my daughter all 9 years of her
will awake to find the dream made real
a forgotten doll gazes up at me
from the bottom of the frozen pond
I write you a Christmas card as I do each year
sign it love as I always do
you are dead.(This piece was written by Donall at one of our creative writing workshops. If you have been to one of our workshops and would like to submit a poem or a piece of writing for our blog, please leave us a message or a comment. We'd love to post your stuff. Thank you Donall!)
Here’s a short poem by Anthony titled ‘Already Awkward’ detailing a humorous exchange that was had during an Ultrasound scan.
The piece was written in reference to raising awareness for testicular cancer.
See you this sunday!