All posts by “Sarah-Jane Crowson

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World Poetry Day

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy World Poetry Day for 2021. Here’s some background information from UNESCO as to why World Poetry Day is more important than it might appear: Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity‚Äôs most treasured forms… Read more

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Little dioramas

Games can support thinking in-between the lines, and they’re fun. I’ve been lucky enough to be playing with words and pictures on Eratosphere, where I’m trying to learn a little more about metrical poetry. As part of this, some small dioramas appeared in response to… Read more

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This is not a haiku

Titles are tough. At their best they can clue a reader in to otherwise ambiguous meanings, or subtly shift a reading. At their worst, they can be off putting, overly prosaic, pretentious or so weird they don’t work with the poem. And with visual poems… Read more

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Found poetry methods

The work of Brenda Hillman is extraordinarily rich. Hillman uses surrealist methods, including particular words as anchor points/formal points. I love the sense and intellect in her work. Reading her poetry led me to also revisit the poetry of Benjamin Peret & Andre Breton. Onwards!… Read more

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Birds

One of my favourite books is ‘Why Fonts Matter’ by Sarah Hyndman. She writes of the font, ‘Didot’: “You come across as poised and thoughtful and this someitmes gives you an air of importance. However, this outward appearance of confidence hides your more reserved personality.”