Poetry Competition 2018

Originally posted on Fosseway Writers:
We are pleased to announce the launch of our annual poetry competition on the theme of ‘FLIGHT’. The competition is open to all-comers with cash prizes for the top three, plus an extra prize for the top local poet. We’re delighted to have Leanne Moden as our judge and she will be announcing the winners at Knights Court in Newark… Continue reading Poetry Competition 2018

A (Nottinghamshire) Writer’s Spell

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 by Sue & Andy Vickers, Fosseway Writers Programme Secretaries ? Hocus pocus, pens in focus Fosseway magic now unfold! A ladleful of legends who’ve gone before us, Essence of Byron, unlock your gold. D H Lawrence, add sprinklings of ardour, Alan Sillitoe, a pinch of gritty drama. Word spirits lend your fire and passion, Let creative inspiration shape the stories we fashion. ? For… Continue reading A (Nottinghamshire) Writer’s Spell

Still Life?

We think it begins as a blank canvas But there are already textures and imperfections That influence the likely picture. A messy conflict of hues emerges; But then develops, favouring particular motifs and shades Interspersed with slashes of vivid unpredictability. Towards the finish it’s calmer, settled, Fine brushwork highlighting favourite elements. In the end, if we’re lucky, We’re framed in wood and admired in reflective … Continue reading Still Life?