Posts tagged "Poetry Changed Me"
Poetry Changed Me: Laurie Bolger

Poetry Changed Me: Laurie Bolger

Shake the Dust…what a great idea! My name is Laurie Bolger and I am the Digital, Marketing and Communications Intern for Shake the Dust. I first came across poetry like many, in GCSE English whilst studying poets like John Agard and Carol Anne Duffy in the old school AQA anthologies. Poetry was the only module...
Poetry Changed Me: Dorothy Fryd

Poetry Changed Me: Dorothy Fryd

Poetry Changed Me posts are all about how poetry has had an impact on some of the spoken word artists around the country and the world. Today we have Dorothy Fryd acknowledge what poetry has done for her… These days the sky is either gravy or rose cut, notes chime in steel or sunrise, water...
Poetry Changed Me: Claire Trevien

Poetry Changed Me: Claire Trevien

Poetry Changed Me posts are all about how poetry has had an impact on some of the spoken word artists around the country and the world. Today we have published poet Claire Trevien tell us about leaping out the poetry closet… Before poetry entered my life, I was an eccentric without a cause. Now that...
Poetry Changed Me: Louise Fazackerley

Poetry Changed Me: Louise Fazackerley

Today’s Poetry Changed Me post is about the relationship Louise Fazackerley has built with poetry.  A strong bond that has taken her from self doubt to boosting the confidence of others through forming her own writing group. The first time I realised there was something going on between poetry and me was in Year 7...
Poetry Changed Me: Patricia Bongani

Poetry Changed Me: Patricia Bongani

Poetry Changed Me posts are all about how poetry has had an impact on some of the spoken word artists around the country and the world. Today we have Patricia Bongani describe the impact it has had in her life… My initial impression of poetry was that it was quite clichéd and simple. But after...
Poetry Changed Me: Peter Hayhoe

Poetry Changed Me: Peter Hayhoe

Peter Hayhoe shares how he went from scribble to featuring at festivals in today’s Poetry Changed Me post… It has been almost 3 year since I sat in the basement of the Poetry Café with my hands quavering upon an exercise book of random thoughts and ideas. I wasn’t really sure if it was poetry,...