In December last year, my poem “You Grew Out Of The Wood was shortlisted for the Wyndham Writing […]
Sometimes a little health scare can put life into perspective I recently developed a condition called Benign Paroxysmal […]
It is clear Phillips wants people to have conversations — to speculate, ruminate and watch Twitter implode. And that’s what true art does … it forces us to ask questions.
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Something my late father taught me that I’ve never forgotten was to surround myself with people who I respected, and people who inspired me. “Stand on the shoulders of giants,” he told me. And while I didn’t really begin to live by this code for some years, it resonated with me and I never forgot his advice. But what does it really mean to stand on the shoulders of giants?
There are a lot of writers out there who take their poetry very, very seriously. They study tone, lineation, verse and structure. They analyze rhyme, alliteration, assonance, and the many conventions of Western poetry. And while it’s important for a writer to understand the function of line-breaks, alliteration and form, etc – poetry remains one of the few forms of prose where there are no rules. Or rather rules that must be learned in order to be broken.