A bagel poem in a bagel shape. I felt so proud of myself for creating this.
I may not be very good at writing poems (although I liked this found poem based on American Psycho I wrote, as well as this poem about a man who discovers his wife is having an affair), but I can make them into pretty shapes.
Well, I can make one poem into a shape, anyway. I haven’t tried any other shapes*.
Bagel poem in a bagel shape
This bagel poem in a bagel shape was one of my poems for the Open University TMA3 Advanced Creative Writing course.
My tutor wasn’t very impressed. She said ‘blah blah blah’. Or something like that.
Upwards and onwards
Update: I actually went on to do the Creative & Professional Writing BA at Canterbury Christ Church University and got a 1st for the poetry module. No one was more surprised than I was at that.
I absolutely loved going to Canterbury Christ Church University and being at a ‘brick’ university and, if you want to read about how I got on in the first term of the first year, you can read all about it here.
Since doing my degree, I keep pondering whether to do the Creative Writing MA there too but seeing as we’ve been plunged into this pandemic, it’s probably a good idea I kept dithering about it.
I’ll put it on the post-Covid to-do-list.
*I have since made a shape poem about rain. It was supposed to be in the shape of an umbrella but it looked more like a mushroom. If I ever stumble across it again (maybe in a Facebook memory or something), I’ll post it on here.