General Election Haiku – The End

Learning to Write #16 The final few, we’re here – polling day! Brutal, exhausting, variable in quality…. But enough about my daily election haiku ūüėČ It’s been a blast, and I’m glad I’ve done it. It has been hard to work quickly and put something out to a deadline when it is only 70% done.… Continue reading General Election Haiku – The End

General Election Haiku 7

Learning to Write #15 The penultimate collection of my daily election haiku. The finish line is in sight! This weeks debate has been dominated by Teresa May and her u-turns, the plight of the NHS and Jeremy Corbyn’s reluctance to make a firm statement about nuclear weapons. It is very odd that people put so… Continue reading General Election Haiku 7

Night Sky with Exit Wounds – Ocean Vuong

Learning to Read #10 There is a lot to like in this collection of poems – it got hugely positive reviews in the US when it came out last year, as you can see from my meta-poll of the years books, and¬†the Cape Poetry edition in the UK has also been¬†warmly received. It is intense,… Continue reading Night Sky with Exit Wounds – Ocean Vuong

More Election Haiku

Learning to Write #12 One haiku¬†a day, every day for the month leading up to the election. Man, that’s like 30 haiku one after the other…. This is the fourth installment. Thanks for hanging in there with me. The Jeremy Corbyn one at the top was inspired by his appearance at the Brudenell Club in… Continue reading More Election Haiku