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Poetry Challenges

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David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, leads you through a series of poetry podcast challenges, exploring the wonderful word-world of poetry, sharing some of his own poems and challenging you to find the poet within you.

Latest Episodes

Poetry's Reasons

Professor David Morley presents the last podcast in our series of Poetry Challenges. This episode is called Poetry's Reasons and it's about how and why we write poems.

9 MIN2010 JUL 9
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Poetry's Reasons

Volcano and Diamonds

Professor David Morley presents the tenth Poetry Challenge- "Volcano and Diamonds" - "about you becoming a kind of poetry volcano blasting out lots of rubbish but also a few diamonds".

9 MIN2010 JUL 2
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Volcano and Diamonds

On Titles, Sequences and Collections

Professor David Morley presents the ninth Poetry Challenge in which we explore titles, sequences and collections.

7 MIN2010 JUN 25
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On Titles, Sequences and Collections

Finger Counting in the Dark

Professor David Morley presents the eighth Poetry Challenge "in which we play, very seriously, with language". This episode is a two for the price of one podcast about writing poems using syllabics and subverting forms of poetry.

7 MIN2010 JUN 18
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Finger Counting in the Dark

Playing Tennis with the Nets Down

Professor David Morley presents the seventh Poetry Challenge "in which we play with language and make it into toys and little machines called poems".

5 MIN2010 JUN 11
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Playing Tennis with the Nets Down

The Water Measurer

Professor David Morley presents the sixth Poetry Challenge "in which we splash about in nouns before going deeper and learning to swim with verbs".

7 MIN2010 JUN 4
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The Water Measurer

The Inner Truth of Tomatoes

Professor David Morley presents the 5th Poetry Challenge. This episode is about finding subjects for your poems, challenging you to "break out of the usual poetic subjects and make something new from something that is defiantly and wonderfully unpoetic".

7 MIN2010 MAY 28
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The Inner Truth of Tomatoes

What is Important is More Important than the Important

Professor David Morley presents the fourth Poetry Challenge "in which we plunge into the woods of poetry, make up magical tales and songs, and leave before dawn with our poems in baskets."

7 MIN2010 MAY 21
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What is Important is More Important than the Important

Mirrors to Nature

Professor David Morley's third Poetry Challenge "in which we begin listening more clearly to the poet in ourselves." "Where is the truth of the self? Is it located in the observer or the observed, or in the act of observation or the act of observing?".

8 MIN2010 MAY 13
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Mirrors to Nature

Sky Candles and Whale Roads

Professor David Morley presents the second Poetry Challenge "in which we light up language and warm our minds before a fire of words." This episode is all about magical ways to shape language and poems.

8 MIN2010 MAY 7
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Sky Candles and Whale Roads

Latest Episodes

Poetry's Reasons

Professor David Morley presents the last podcast in our series of Poetry Challenges. This episode is called Poetry's Reasons and it's about how and why we write poems.

9 MIN2010 JUL 9
Comments
Poetry's Reasons

Volcano and Diamonds

Professor David Morley presents the tenth Poetry Challenge- "Volcano and Diamonds" - "about you becoming a kind of poetry volcano blasting out lots of rubbish but also a few diamonds".

9 MIN2010 JUL 2
Comments
Volcano and Diamonds

On Titles, Sequences and Collections

Professor David Morley presents the ninth Poetry Challenge in which we explore titles, sequences and collections.

7 MIN2010 JUN 25
Comments
On Titles, Sequences and Collections

Finger Counting in the Dark

Professor David Morley presents the eighth Poetry Challenge "in which we play, very seriously, with language". This episode is a two for the price of one podcast about writing poems using syllabics and subverting forms of poetry.

7 MIN2010 JUN 18
Comments
Finger Counting in the Dark

Playing Tennis with the Nets Down

Professor David Morley presents the seventh Poetry Challenge "in which we play with language and make it into toys and little machines called poems".

5 MIN2010 JUN 11
Comments
Playing Tennis with the Nets Down

The Water Measurer

Professor David Morley presents the sixth Poetry Challenge "in which we splash about in nouns before going deeper and learning to swim with verbs".

7 MIN2010 JUN 4
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The Water Measurer

The Inner Truth of Tomatoes

Professor David Morley presents the 5th Poetry Challenge. This episode is about finding subjects for your poems, challenging you to "break out of the usual poetic subjects and make something new from something that is defiantly and wonderfully unpoetic".

7 MIN2010 MAY 28
Comments
The Inner Truth of Tomatoes

What is Important is More Important than the Important

Professor David Morley presents the fourth Poetry Challenge "in which we plunge into the woods of poetry, make up magical tales and songs, and leave before dawn with our poems in baskets."

7 MIN2010 MAY 21
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What is Important is More Important than the Important

Mirrors to Nature

Professor David Morley's third Poetry Challenge "in which we begin listening more clearly to the poet in ourselves." "Where is the truth of the self? Is it located in the observer or the observed, or in the act of observation or the act of observing?".

8 MIN2010 MAY 13
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Mirrors to Nature

Sky Candles and Whale Roads

Professor David Morley presents the second Poetry Challenge "in which we light up language and warm our minds before a fire of words." This episode is all about magical ways to shape language and poems.

8 MIN2010 MAY 7
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Sky Candles and Whale Roads