This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
GB
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the United Kingdom version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Writing Magazine > February 2016 > Poetry workshop: Lived experience

Poetry workshop: Lived experience

A poet’s voice feels authentic as she uses her life knowledge in a poem says Alison Chisholm

Every single poet has one massive advantage over anyone else practising the craft: a unique outlook and collection of experiences. Many of us write our most telling work when the things we have done and witnessed fill our poems. This is the case with Ann Phillips, whose background and experience coalesce to provide the insights that fuel her piece.

Ann grew up in an Army family. She lived in the Far East as a child, and returned as an adult to be an Army nursing sister. She became a midwife, and also went to Bible college before marrying and having a family. So a poem that touches on themes of caring and compassion, prayer and understanding is not an unexpected outcome. But there’s something more.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Writing Magazine - February 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - February 2016
£4.99
Or 499 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only £ 3.25 per issue
SAVE
35%
£38.99
Or 3899 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only £ 3.50 per issue
SAVE
30%
£20.99
Or 2099 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only £ 3.99 per issue
SAVE
20%
£3.99
Or 399 points

View Issues

About Writing Magazine

BUMPER ISSUE: Plan your writing year with our definitive guide to festivals, workshops, courses and events for writers in 2016 101 ways to inspire new ideas How to: Market your ebook Write the perfect submission letter Sell your article ideas 'Leave it out!": Create cliché-free crime dialogue Get active! Make the most of your writing retreat AND Get Booked at your local library Star interview with crime writer Louise Welsh, on tackling dark topics with a light touch

Other Articles in this Issue