Guest Blog: Shelley Tracey

COMPOSING TEXTPOEMS: OBSERVING, COMMUNICATING AND REFLECTING Since 2010, I have composed more than six hundred textpoems, and sent them out on my phone to an expanding audience.  Many of the recipients respond with their own poems, even though they may never have written poetry before.  My evolving experience of the textpoem form suggests that it … Continue reading Guest Blog: Shelley Tracey


Guest Blog: Jason O’Rourke

Slave to the Rhythm? I am driving through the slanting Belfast rain with my seven-year old daughter. The windscreen wipers scrape and clack out a pattern. I suggest to her that they are saying ‘Taka-bu-ti, Taka-bu-ti,’ the name of the Egyptian mummy in the Ulster Museum. The combination of rhythm and word inspires us to compose … Continue reading Guest Blog: Jason O’Rourke