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Sunday, 17 April 2011

Sunday Editorial

Martin and I have decided to use the Sunday slot for a brief editorial each week - let us know if you like it, or you just want the poems!

With the blog just two months old, we've been astonished at the variety, and encouraged by the quality of the poems we've received. And with 50 followers here, more on Twitter, and more than 5000 hits, it looks like the blog has hit a nerve.

In case you missed them this week, we've had poems that highlighted the implications of the MI5 recruiting in Scottish universities St Andrews Worksong and mourned the assassination of prominent Arab/Israeli theatre director Juliano Mer-Khamis in The show must go on. We've also had a poem that 'covered' the French burqa ban in France, uncovered, a powerful reminder of ongoing environmental impact in The Gulf and yesterday's extremely moving poem inspired by stillbirth figures released this week in Stillbirth. (For Grace).

We're now listed on MsLexia, Duotrope, National Writers in Education and Write Out Loud - all sites which are well worth a visit.

If anyone would like the Poetry24 logo to add to their blog, please get in touch, but meanwhile thanks for reading the blog, for spreading the word about it and for contributing to it - keep 'em coming!



  1. all the best. It's encouraging to be a part of your forum. brilliant poems are posted.

  2. I think a brief editorial is a good idea. Well done, keep up the good work.

  3. I like this idea, as I do the whole project. Congratulations on all you've already achieved, and more to come, for sure.

  4. Thanks very much for your comments (keep them coming!) and continued support.