Posted 22.03.13 in Workshop
Brilliant poet Clare Pollard offers fifty lucky poets the opportunity to send her one of your poems and receive feedback!
Posted 20.12.12 in Workshop
What would happen if La Belle Dame Sans Merci met the Jabberwock? Or if the Owl and the Pussycat met Macavity the Mystery Cat? For this workshop, which gets you thinking hard about point of view, we want you to imagine a meeting between two colourful characters from poetry!
Posted 10.12.12 in Workshop
Bed of fish, smooth path of ships, island-ring, realm of lobsters, slopes of the sea-king, whale-house, land of the ocean-noise, blood of the earth, frothing beer of the coastline… Debbie Potts explores the world of kennings – tiny, metaphorical riddles used by Viking and Anglo-Saxon poets – and challenges all you twenty-first century poets to create your own!
The YPN Team offers general feedback on your poems about stars.
One hundred years ago, in September 1912 in the British Museum tea shop, London, Ezra Pound described his poet-friends H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) and Richard Aldington as imagistes…
Posted 15.08.12 in Workshop
Red Rascal Strawberry is e-anthology, written by members of YPN, taking you on a tour of homes and landscapes, from bright and luxurious gardens through to exciting and sinister buildings.
Posted 27.07.12 in Workshop
We asked you to send us Olympic couplets which we could join together into a giant Olympic Relay Poem. We had an amazing response, read the poem and find your couplet!
Posted 01.06.12 in Workshop
We’re creating a giant relay poem to help prepare for the Olympics, and we’re asking you to contribute two lines! Plus our favourite three submissions will win Young Poet Network notebooks.
Posted 24.02.12 in Workshop
Posted 08.02.12 in Workshop
Young Poets Network is collaborating with the National Portrait Gallery for a new challenge, inviting you to write a history for one of the unknown faces in the Gallery’s Collection in their current display Imagined Lives: Portraits of unknown people.
Posted 14.12.11 in Workshop
Glyn Maxwell talks about the cross over between writing poetry and plays. The key is to inhabit the whole world in order to make your character real.
Posted 23.10.11 in Workshop
Think of your poems as a person going up to strangers and talking to them, what must the poem do to make people listen? Award winning poet Jack Underwood’s workshop will help write a new poem to engage your reader. Click “read on” to take part.
Posted 07.10.11 in Workshop
Join poet Richard Tyrone Jones and if:book’s Chris Meade for an online workshop on Writing (Mis)Giuded Tours and Other Poetry Happenings on Saturday 22nd October at 2PM where you will be guided into writing your own (Mis)guided Tour Poem.
Posted 02.09.11 in Workshop
Meet Poetry Digest, the magazine that ices poems on cakes!
Posted 24.08.11 in Workshop
Write your own holiday-inspired ‘poem on a postcard’, and view Clare Pollard’s feedback on her favourite poems from last years Poetry Exchange.
Posted 19.08.11 in Workshop
What does ‘The Future’ look like to you? Write a poem with ‘The Future’ as your theme, and view some poetry installations on the same theme.
Posted 05.08.11 in Workshop
Like Starlings is a project where poets collaborate to write poems in response to one another. This week Caleb Klaces, founder of Like Starlings, is offering you the chance to write your own Like Starlings style poem. Selected poems will be featured on the Young Poets Network website and five poets will receive Te Neves Notebooks.
Posted 10.06.11 in Workshop
For this week’s troubleshooting session, I’d like you to send me poems that uses form – whether you’re struggling with a sonnet or having hassle with your haiku, I’d like to help! Not Sure what form to pick – why not write a ballad.
Posted 27.05.11 in Workshop
We all know how helpful it is to get feedback on your work, Clare Pollard is offering her advice on your problem poems!
Posted 13.05.11 in Workshop
Joelle Taylor reads her poem ‘No Man’s Land’ and invites you to write a poem inhabiting another character.
Posted 13.02.11 in Workshop
Can you write a poem that sticks to just one vowel? Take up Ross Sutherland’s challenge, inspired by the Oulipo movement of the 1960s.