Ah yes, the discover-an-object exercise. A good place to start learning the craft of poetry, lets hope it leads somewhere just a little more challenging. And what is this formula people seem to have regarding poetic tone and quality? Overly reverent tones or tidy couplets do not mean good poetry. And what does she mean by risk? I’m suspicious of someone using the word “risk” when talking about a poem about a dress….

But I haven’t read this Helen Farish yet… Where is Patience Agabi! I want to read her but there are no poems, no books!