Pen and Paper


The summer before I started university, I did a few creative writing workshops. Once, we tried some verse poems (I wrote a villanelle). I liked following a template. It gave me a guide in the otherwise limitless and daunting realm of poetry. So I thought I would try it again for this week’s post. This time, I tried a pantoum. I followed the format of Another Lullaby for Insomniacs by A. E. Stallings as… Read More

In an old creative writing class, we wrote poems modelled on a section of the poem ‘Jubilate Agno’ by Christopher Smart, known as ‘For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry’. I chose, during this time, to consider my bus driver. Since I wrote this poem, my home has changed and the bus drivers have changed, but most of this still applies… My Bus Driver For I will consider my bus driver For… Read More

In my summer creative writing course, I wrote a few poems and a few lists. Here is a list turned into a poem. Places You Don’t Want to Find a Spider In the shower In your bed In your closet On your head Tangled up In your hair Around your house Everywhere In your pocket In your shoe Where’d it go? Not a clue In your sandwich Then your mouth Steadily Moving… Read More

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