For many poets, paid time to be in residence at a particular location or organisation is the ultimate dream job. …
Welcome to our Resource Library. You can filter these posts by using the following sub categories: CRAFT | GRAFT | SUSTAIN | THE KNOWLEDGE
Roots and Routes by Kat François
We continue our series of essays On Being A Woman Poet with performance artist Kat François’ reflections on her journey …
A Room, A Wall, A View by Shash Trevett
To begin our series of essays On Being A Woman Poet, we asked poet, translator and editor Shash Trevett to reflect on her experiences…
Welcome! What do you need?
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
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
Creativity and Confidence by Shamshad Khan
Reflections on Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way by poet and resilience coach Shamshad khan
Subsidising the Habit: Freelancing for Poets by Claire Collison
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
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.
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