What do you want to do with your life?

I should be writing a dissertation proposal right now- possibly a very major decision, if I decide to do a masters. Do I choose something that I enjoy, something I’m good at or something that’s fairly new? I’ve realised all these decisions I make, and perhaps that you make too, are so often done under fear. We often feel like…
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Prayer for a TeenagerĀ 

I’ve no clothes, two days became a week. You were sitting with me on concrete carpet,  on a market blanket full of dust and fur.  Borrowed headphones on my shoulders, salty air and goosebump silence. The rose must have got trapped in my window last week  – It closed and died. My bed was covered by mouldy leaves.  I lied.…
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Relax more- Write Better

This is dedicated to all the students. I want to remind you that you are allowed to relax. As important as all your projects are, especially now, near the end of term, you might be more productive if you set time aside just to wonder. If you haven’t already, start planning ahead. It might seem like a bore that doesn’t…
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The Struggles of Beginner Poet

I started my writing course with an open mindset towards free verse. I end up writing a little everyday now, and some of it has been said to be good. It sounds like steady learning. I’ve been encouraged, even last year, to send my poetry off to magazines. Now, that’s a scary world out there. If you ever even looked…
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