Welcome to our Resource Library. You can filter these posts by using the following sub categories: CRAFT | GRAFT | SUSTAIN | THE KNOWLEDGE

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Pynto Library, The Knowledge

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All the articles, resources and links you’ll find in our online library fit under the headings ‘Craft’, ‘Graft’, ‘The Knowledge’ and ‘Sustain’ – it’s just our way to focus on different aspects of life as a woman poet. You might find them all useful, or be drawn to one aspect over another at any one time.

Shameless Self-Promotion by Hollie McNish

Pynto Graft, Library

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When a young poet in one of our focus groups said she didn’t know how to promote her own work without feel embarrassed and ashamed, we knew we had to find someone to offer encouragement – and who better than Hollie McNish

Subsidising the Habit: Freelancing for Poets by Claire Collison

Pynto Graft, Library

Claire Collison was a winner of the very first Women Poets’ Prize, and is a freelance educator and facilitator. Claire specialises in using art and place to generate creativity, including for The Photographers’ Gallery, Kettle’s Yard, and the Government Art Collection. We asked her to reflect on how poets might live as freelancers…

The Alchemy of Language by Penelope Shuttle

Pynto Craft, Library, Sustain

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Penelope Shuttle’s thirteenth poetry collection Lyonnesse was published by Bloodaxe in June 2021, fifty-three years after her first. We asked her to share some thoughts about what keeps a creative career alive throughout a lifetime.