A student guide to Charles Causley Trust poet in residence, Kathryn Simmonds. Featuring information about the poet, hints and tips for writing poetry and poetry writing exercises.
You can also follow some of Kathryn’s Recommended Poetry Links:
The Poetry Society
Poetry support, information and merchandise
The Poetry School
For poets at any level, courses are run all over the country and online.
The Guardian online poetry workshops
Online workshops and discussions with top poets.
The Poetry Archive
Making poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience
Desperado Literature: An image of contemporary literature
(Interviews with contemporary poets and novelists)
The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
Lots of interesting extras on their website, for example interviews with international poets who’ve appeared at the festival.
The New Yorker
Lots of reading in the archives, both poems and short stories.
The Poetry Library
Great resources online so you can keep up to date with magazines and competitions.
Poets.org (From the Academy of American Poets)
Short biographies of American and international poets, along with a selection of their poetry. Also, a useful list of poetry forms and techniques so you can read about any aspect of writing, from Anaphora to Terza Rima.
The Tate Modern
If you need a rest from writing, or don’t have anything you want to write about, a visit to your favourite gallery website will change your internal weather.