Global Poetry Writing Month


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Hooray! It’s only 2 weeks until GloPoWriMo and NaPoWriMo. I’m looking forward to reading your poetry on WordPress next month.

I just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting writing prompts this year, as
I have other priorities and I also want to concentrate on taking part in the month-long challenge.

If you find yourself stuck for prompts, you can still find my GloPoWriMo prompts from 2018 on my blog. I also post writing prompts on TWITTER every Monday. These are offered via shared artworks, photographs, videos, and short animated films.

Good luck with the challenge.


Book Launch News


The latest poetry anthology for children by The Emma Press is now available to pre-order (out 6 Dec).

‘The Head That Wears a Crown: Poems About Kings and Queens’, is an illustrated anthology of poetry and educational facts for children aged 8+.

I am thrilled to have a poem about the ghost of Mary Queen of Scots included in this fabulous anthology. If you’re looking for a stocking filler for young book worms, you can find out more about the publication and the contributing poets HERE

I love the book cover!

The Charles Causley Trust – Call Out for Poetry Submissions: Young People’s Poetry Prize (Cornish residents only)



Dear Poets, 

The Charles Causley Trust invite you to submit your poetry for the Young People’s Poetry Prize 2018. This year’s theme is ‘the Cornish countryside.’

There are three entry levels:

Category A for children aged 5 to 11

Category B for young people (in Secondary education) aged 11 to 16

Category C for young people aged 16 to 18

You must live in Cornwall. 
Closing date: Friday 20th July 2018

Good luck!

Download an entry form and find out more
from The Charles Causley Trust

Day 30 – Your #NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo Photo Poetry Prompt for today (Theme: 4 photos)






— **Random Imagery to Ignite Your Thinkery** —


Today’s theme: Abandoned buildings — Ruins, Derelict, Haunted, History, Post war, Atlantis/Machu Pichu/Other …

Image 1 Source

Image 2 Source

Image 3 Source

Image 4 Source


What a busy month it’s been. I hope that you have found some of the photo prompts appealing and inspiring during the global poetry writing challenge. It’s been a pleasure selecting them for you and reading your work.

My usual Monday Motivation writing prompts, (a variety of words and images), will recommence from May, on Twitter at 06:30 and 17:00 (UK time) at OlivantePoetry

Happy writing and my best wishes,