'In a Word!', a BRAND NEW just-for-fun Sunday challenge starts on 27th January in the Poetry24 Facebook group. Why not join us? Click the link in the sidebar of this page, and rise to the challenge!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sunday Review

We've been baring it all at Poetry24 this week...

From Abigail Wyatt baring our dealings to Big Brother snoopers in her chilling Another Lullaby to the bare-faced cheek of strip searches (L.S.Bassen's What suits a nudist?) and all kinds of anti-women legislation (Invasion from Lavinia Kumar). Then we had Ralph Killey baring his soul in Alzheimer's Allegory and ... er ... rowers losing their bearings (ahem) in Blue Boats from @keyfeatures.

We finished yesterday with a haiku from Antoine Cassar which used the bare minimum of words to highlight the plight of displaced people in Syria.

The last two poets mentioned were first-timers here on the site and we're always looking for new names, so don't be shy - send in your poems... if you can bear to!

Have a good week

Clare (& Martin)


  1. The Facebook postings are a great prompt. I always try & read Poetry 24 everyday. Now I have no excuse for missing! The concept of Poetry 24 is sound and I'm enjoying my daily poetic take on current affairs. I'll try and contribute something soon. Meanwhile thanks to Clare & Martin for making this possible. Dave Costello

    1. Dave, it's great to have your feedback about our Facebook activity. The page is still at an early stage of development, but we hope it will gain strength in complementing what we're trying to do at the Poetry24 blog. That is, to foster a sense of community among poets who have something to say about what's happening in the news.

      I've recently started to share poetry-related news items that are, hopefully, of some interest.

      As with the blog, we are always keen to hear the views of our visitors/contributors.