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Fertile ground

Alison Chisholm looks at three new poems produced in response to an exercise in WM


It’s especially rewarding to learn that a writer is deepening their love of poetry through the articles that appear in Writing Magazine. Irene Joseph of Ammanford, South Wales was inspired by Doris Corti’s Poetry in Practice article in last October’s issue to write some short poems, two of which follow the forms Doris discussed in her piece.

Coincidentally, the first is in the form set for the next poetry competition (p55). Cinquains are short and appear delicate, but they can communicate a clear message.


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In the new issue, you can discover ten ways to make yourself more publishable, and learn how to bounce back from one of the hardest, yet most inevitable experiences for a writer – rejection. Also in August's WM, explore the philosophy of crime and the real Venice with bestselling crime writer Donna Leon in our star interview, check out £13,300 in writing prizes waiting to be won, and keep up to date with all the latest opportunities to get into print.