Thursday, 21 May 2009

BBC Radio 3 Poetry at breakfast

I've just finished listening to an experiment in poetry writing that has run since 7am. Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Ian Macmillan have invited readers to create a poem, with Ian supplying the first line and listeners creating the rest of the 6 line poem.

Maybe you've never had a go at poetry because you think it's too arty for you. If so this exercise underlines that writing about the practicalities of the morning routine isn't beyond any of us. In the past I've written poetry, mostly very bad but it's another great way of widening your writing skills.

You can find the poem on the BBC website at

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