I recently had the pleasure of running a series of workshops with a group of brilliant young females as part of a project called Strong ords. The project was managed by Romsey Mill. We looked at what poetry really was, wrote some, read some and laughed a lot.
Favourite quotes from the group:
“I hate poetry”
“That’s not poetry, is it?”
“Poetry is Shakespeare and boring shit”
Here are a few images.
The poem above was used for the Cambridgeshire Olympics film. I worked with filmmaker Peter Harmer to find 6 young poets to write introductions on the themes of community, legacy, diversity, inspiration, success and culture. The poem above was used for the community poem, read by myself for reasons of shyness on her part!