What does Poetry do?

Malcolm Guite: "I once had a conversation with the poet Seamus Heaney on when poetry lives and works in people, as opposed to being printed on a page or worse still, studied in a university somewhere -  when does it actually become poetry?  We both agreed that it first becomes poetry when it shimmers into …

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Collecting your thoughts

What would happen if you did a little sketch daily?  Or a little sentence?  And what if you didn't hide them in a notebook, but PUT THEM UP on a wall, to see? I found this artist's video interview today - she is talking about her exhibition (on urban decay) but she could have been …

Humour me

I was thinking today about a very good friend who is simply in a difficult set of circumstances.  She is immensely capable, resourceful, witty, hardworking and completely unself-pitying.  But is in a long-running set of adverse circumstances which would put the frighteners on any optimist.  In all this greyness, where is the colour?  And a …

Created to create (5 mins)

That's how this guy, Dave Herrity, describes us in this brief advert for his book, as he shows us a creative exercise from his writing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOSTVdDp9cA&feature=youtu.be   "Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand" is a book of devotional meditations and exercises designed for personal spiritual growth and innovative community building. Through …