You might like to come to my Auckland and Wellington school holiday events. I will be read and writing poetry with you and have a lucky dip to give away two drawings at each event. If you have written a poem for this challenge bring it to show me!!
Well I am getting excited waiting for my copies of Groovy Fish to arrive in the post!
It was a long time in the making this book – and I had such fun doing the drawings and the little painting for the cover.
Writing poems when someone else gives you the titles is a very cool thing to do because it takes your imagination in a ZILLION new directions. Some titles were so challenging. I never knew where I would end up!
I loved the experience so much I decided to throw it back to you. You can try writing a poem using one of my titles.
° before you start writing make a list of words that jump into your mind as you look at the title – where will they carry you?
° listen to your poem when you have finished it
° try three different starts then pick your favourite
° try three different endings then pick your favourite
° try setting the poem out in 2 different ways
° do a drawing to go with it if you are in the mood
° don’t send it the day you write it – leave for a day or so (I left my poems for 2 years!) and listen to it again
See the titles below.
I will pick one poem per title to post at the end of JULY.
I will read all your poems at the end of the month.
I will give away 2 of my drawings and 2 copies of the books – lucky dip style!
Deadline: July 26th
Include: your name, age, year, name of school
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to put GROOVY FISH CHALLENGE in the subject line so I don’t miss your email.
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