On the trail of Sheffield poetry
Poetry has something to say to all of us. And it’s not hidden in libraries anymore. Poetry is everywhere. It’s on social media. It’s read aloud in cafes and bookshops. It’s live on stage, accompanied by music. And it’s out there in the streets.
What’s poetry got to do with me?
Everything. Poetry doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. You don’t always have to have to study it to know what it means. Anything is a good subject for poem, especially the people and the things you care about in your life.
Why not try writing a list of possible subjects for a poem then have a go at one? It doesn’t have to be brilliant, it doesn’t have to change the world. And no, it doesn’t have to rhyme. It just has to be yours. Share your poetry online using #sheffieldpoetry
There are groups around Sheffield running online poetry and spoken word events, with opportunities to share ideas and listen to others. Search Facebook to see what’s coming up.