Food For Thought: What is a Dramatic Monologue?

In this blog, we’ll explore the origins and definitions of the Dramatic Monologue—where it came from and how it came to be—with a few tips and ideas to start you writing your own. The ‘Dramatic Monologue’ has existed for a good few centuries now. It was in the early 19th century that the form, asContinue reading “Food For Thought: What is a Dramatic Monologue?”

Golden Spade (in conversation with Seamus Heaney)

the spade sinks                  into gravelly ground: my father digging             we look down. his sight sees                      remnants of a crown, from Spear-Danes             cut savagely down. in murky mires                   a blotched brown; a holds-hoard                     under musty mound. of flourished folk               sway they spell bound decayed desires bare        without sound. bleached bones clutch      just one touch! Lost legendsContinue reading “Golden Spade (in conversation with Seamus Heaney)”

Food For Thought: Ideas For Redrafting Your Poetry

The process of writing a poem is very rarely as simple as making a first draft and then publishing it. Re-drafting is an important subject because poets must do such a lot of it. Before a poem is published, there’s always a sequence of drafts. It’s very difficult to know where to start the re-draftingContinue reading “Food For Thought: Ideas For Redrafting Your Poetry”

Food For Thought–Ideas To Improve Your Stanzas:

Food For Thought believes that a writer exists in each and every one of us. By offering knowledge with the hope of motivating you to explore new folds of poetry, Food For Thought seeks to broaden the horizon of what we see as possible to write. Today, we’ll be building upon the fundamental basics ofContinue reading “Food For Thought–Ideas To Improve Your Stanzas:”

Back To Basics: Stanzas

Hello everyone! Welcome to the first blog in the mini-series ‘Back To Basics’. Over these next few weeks, we’ll be covering some of the core fundamentals of writing poems. This series is for those who want to write evocative and strong poems, but don’t quite know how to, and for those who are just intriguedContinue reading “Back To Basics: Stanzas”

Taking That First Step

July 21st, 1969: Beads of sweat trickle off apprehensive faces, watching a momentous event take flight in front of their very eyes. They are powerless to stop it now. Years of posing hypotheticals, millions of tests and dozens of setbacks have led to this one moment. And all of it could disappear in seconds. EveryoneContinue reading “Taking That First Step”