A new term starts

I am teaching for the Open University this year and for Bolton University and have a really interesting bunch of students in both institutions. Teaching poetry is challenging how I write myself. I have always using voice, rhythm and half rhyme a lot in my own work. Trying to explain exactly how to two different groups of students is proving quite a challenge!
I am also beginning to put together my collection. The first step is to get all the possible material together and lay it out on the bedroom floor/bed/windowsill etc. Wish me luck!
The Poetry School’s guide has been recommended to me – on how to put together a first collection. So I am going to take a look at that this week.

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