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A monthly podcast for poetry lovers. Each episode features poetry news, views, prompts and tips. For back episodes visit helencoxbooks.com/podcasts
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This episode of the Poetrygram Podcast features poet Joe Barca. Joe discusses the challenges and advantages of self-publishing his book Unraveling Sunlight, reads some of his work and talks about his writing journey.Here are a list of resources mentioned in the show:City Lit Online Self-Publishing CoursesThe work of Pablo NerudaThe work of Kevin YoungThe work of Clementine von RadicsThe work of Mai Der VangUnraveling SunlightJoe Barca's Twitter feedJoe Barca's Instagram pageJoe Barca's Medium pageFree Poetry Polishing MasterplanIf you would like to hear your work on the show. Please submit a poem with fewer than 40 lines to poetrygram@helencoxbooks.com for consideration.
Returning after a hiatus due to Covid 19, this episode of the Poetrygram Podcast features Barbican Young Poet Billie Manning. Billie offers us her tips on writing topical poetry, reads some of her work and talks about her writing journey.Poetrygram listener, Coty Cox also reads a poem they have submitted to the show.Here are a list of resources mentioned in the show:The Poetrygram Prize 2020City Lit Online Poetry Writing CoursesIt’s Freezing in LA MagazineThe work of Haruki MarakamiSevern Suzuki's address to the UNGreta ThunbergHow to Write Prose PoemsSestinas – recommended for writing about political issues.The Barbican anthology The World is Burning and I Have Discovered This.The Bad Betty Press anthology Field Notes on Survival.If you would like to hear your work on the show. Please submit a poem with fewer than 40 lines to poetrygram@helencoxbooks.com for consideration.
Episode 9 of the Poetrygram podcast is all about how to polish your poetry. Where's the best place to start? What important questions should you ask while editing and how much of your true self should you reveal in the finished product?As well as answering all these questions, winner of the Poetrygram Prize 2019, Amy Wyatt reads her winning poem Today's Lunchtime Confession and, as always, there is a prompt to help poets kick-start their writing this month.If you'd like to have your poems featured on the show, email up to three poems to: poetrygram@helencoxbooks.comYou can access a Poetry Polishing Masterplan here.You can purchase the Poetrygram Annual 2019 here.
In episode 8 of The Poetrygram Podcast, poet Helen Cox reads from her journals and notes about poet Sylvia Plath. Learn about the places that are significant to the poet's life and gain new insight into her work.For more information about The Poetrygram Podcast, visit HelenCoxBooks.Com/Podcasts
Episode 7 of the Poetrygram podcast is all about breaking the rules of poetry to open up new avenues for exploration in your writing. How do you bend established traditional forms to create new meaning? Tune in and find out!Our international poetry contest is still open for entries. For information on how to enter The Poetrygram Prize, click here.If you share poetry from the prompt offered in today's show on social media, don't forget to use the hashtag #Poetrygram07 so we can find your work.If you want to connect on social media, you can find us on Twitter @Poetrygram.
Episode six of The Poetrygram podcast features an interview with poet Oz Hardwick about how to write prose poetry. Learn about the history of the form and key considerations a poet needs to address when writing in this genre.You can find out about Oz's work, here.For information on how to enter The Poetrygram Prize, click here.If you share poetry from the prompt offered in today's show on social media, don't forget to use the hashtag #Poetrygram06 so we can find your work.If you want to connect on social media, you can find us on Twitter @Poetrygram.
In episode five of The Poetrygram, novelist and best-selling poet Helen Cox offers tips on how to write poems. Learn about the key considerations a poet needs to address when modernising fairytales and myths for a contemporary audience.You can find Helen on Twitter, here.This episode features a special reading by poet Lesley Jenike.For a list of tips on write poems inspired by fairytale and myth, click here.If you share poetry from the prompt offered in today's show on social media, don't forget to use the hashtag #Poetrygram05 so we can find your work.If you want to connect on social media, you can find us on Twitter @Poetrygram.
In episode four of The Poetrygram, novelist and best-selling poet Helen Cox offers tips on how to set up and use a poetry journal to develop your craft. Learn about the benefits of keeping a journal, the big decisions to make before you begin and what to fill your pages with once you're ready to go.You can find Helen on Twitter, here.In the news portion of the show, hostess Helen discusses the increasing opposition to the role of Poet Laureate in the UK.For a list of tips on how to use your poetry journal, click here.If you share poetry from the prompt offered in today's show on social media, don't forget to use the hashtag #Poetrygram04 so we can find your work.If you want to connect on social media, you can find us on Twitter @Poetrygram.
In episode three of The Poetrygram, editor and features writer Laura Silverman offers tips on how to enhance your chances of getting your poetry published. Learn about the odds you're up against in the submission pool, the most common mistakes poets make when submitting their work and the importance of conducting research before you submit.You can find Laura on Twitter, here.In the news portion of the show, hostess Helen Cox discusses the magnificent rise in UK poetry sales, and pays homage to American Poet Mary Oliver who died in January 2019.For a list of tips on how to get your poetry published, click here.If you share poetry from the prompt offered in today's show on social media, don't forget to use the hashtag #Poetrygram03 so we can find your work.The Poetrygram is a monthly poetry podcast offering news, views and prompts to use in your writing. The show is hosted by romance novelist and category bestselling poet Helen Cox. If you'd like to talk to us on episode 4 of the podcast about your experience of keeping a poetry journal, please email us at Poetrygram@helencoxbooks.com with a few lines about what your poetry journal means to you.If you want to connect on social media, you can find us on Twitter @Poetrygram.
In episode two of The Poetrygram, actress Alexis Strum offers tips on how to perform your poetry. Learn about warming up your voice, appropriate stage body language and how to settle your nerves when you step into the spotlight.In the news portion of the show, hostess Helen Cox discusses the recent plagiarism scandal surrounding the Pushcart nominated Ailey O' Toole, and you can listen to the monthly writing prompt to inspire your writing.If listeners want to pick up a copy of the charitable Light Through the Mist anthology mentioned in the opening update, copies are available here. All of the profits from sales of the book will go to the UK homeless charity Street Link.If you want to practise the tongue-twister suggested by Alexis in this episode, it's here: She stood upon the balustraded balcony, inexplicably mimicking him hiccuping, whilst amicably welcoming him in.Find out more about Alexis's projects here.For a list of tips on how to perform your poetry, click here.If you share poetry from the prompt offered in today's show on social media, don't forget to use the hashtag #Poetrygram02 so we can find your work.The Poetrygram is a monthly poetry podcast offering news, views and prompts to use in your writing. The show is hosted by romance novelist and category bestselling poet Helen Cox. If you'd like to support the show or have your worked featured in one of our upcoming episodes, please visit our Patreon page for more information.If you want to connect on social media, you can find us on Twitter @Poetrygram.
The Poetrygram is a bi-monthly poetry podcast offering news, views and prompts to use in your writing. The show is hosted by romance novelist and category bestselling poet Helen Cox. Episode one is themed around finding writing inspiration in your local area.If you want to connect on social media, you can find us on Twitter @Poetrygram.In the news portion of the show, Helen discusses the shortlist for the T.S. Eliot prize. The shortlist can be found here.The first guest on the show is poet Hannah Stone, who discusses which local landscapes have inspired her work and how they have done so. Hannah reads from her second poetry collection called Missing Miles. You can find out more about Hannah's work here.Our second guest is Yorkshire folk singer and harpist Sarah Dean. Sarah talks about her writing process and explains why the Yorkshire area is such an incredible inspiration to her. Sarah has kindly granted permission for us to use her music on the show. You can buy her EPs here.In the course of the show Helen reads from her debut poetry chapbook Water Signs which has been a bestseller in several Amazon categories and has charted alongside Nikita Gill, Rupi Kaur and Atticus in the Love Poetry category. You can find the book here.If you share poetry from the prompt offered in today's show on social media, don't forget to use the hashtag #Poetrygram01 so we can find your work.Fancy an extra kick-start to your writing this month? Click here and you can download a free ebook featuring 100 poetry prompts.Next month's show will air on Monday 10th of December 2018 and actress, Alexis Strum will be offering advice on performing your poetry.
The Poetrygram is a new monthly podcast for poetry lovers. Each episode will be packed with news, views and writing prompts designed to provoke thought and discussion. Whether you are sweet on spoken word or have a taste for the traditional, there'll be content to inspire in this monthly burst of verse.For more information visit HelenCoxBooks.Com
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