Thursday 29 November 2012

100 Poems In A Day Build-Up

So, it's less than 24 hours before we start and I'm starting to feel nervous. Yes, I've managed to do it before, but each time it was really hard. This year, the target is higher than ever before. At the last count, five poets are going to attempt to write a total of 500 poems. Intense!

And probably a little bit stupid, but it will definitely be fun. I'll be posting my poems here, as I write them. You can read Mark Grist's poems here. You can read Jamie Doughty's poems here. You can read Mixy's poems here. On Twitter you can follow all the chatter with the hashtag #100poems

Perhaps most importantly, we're using the opportunity to maybe raise a few quid for a good cause. This year, Mark suggested The Ministry of Stories, a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in East London. I've done a reading there - it's such a cool, inspiring place, giving young people incredible experiences that help build self-esteem and confidence in self-expression. Anyway, there's a Just Giving page we've set up, here. If you enjoy our poems, please consider chucking a quid into the bucket and helping support a cause that makes the world a better place.

Right. Food. Sleep. Then, to war!

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