Pop-up Poetry at The Black Cat Cafe

For Romsey Art Festival I spent a day writing poems in The Black Cat Cafe on Mill Road. Anyone could request a poem on any subject and I had to write it. It was a great challenge that took me out of my comfort zone and a chance to make the lonely business of writing an interactive performance.

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  1. For Romsey Art Festival I spent a day writing poems in The Black Cat Cafe on Mill Road. Anyone could request a poem on any subject and I had to write it. It was a great challenge to get me writing more and writing poems I would not otherwise have thought of. It also took the usually lonely business of writing and made it a public performance where I was interacting with those who gave me prompts, wanted to chat about what I was doing or give me feedback on my work which was instantly published on the walls of the cafe and the virtual walls of the internet.
     I wrote poems about breakfast, freedom, peace, travel and the local cemetery. I also wrote about a mystery Russian woman as prompted by a drunk Russian guy. 
  2. Some of the best prompts I got came from children. It's not an audience I usually write for but I enjoyed writing poems about apples and a vampire that dislikes blood. The best prompt of the whole day came from Nina, an aspiring 10 year-old poet, who requested a poem about aliens who are thieves and like art. I think I'll call this The Intergalactic Art Heist.
  3. Ten poems in a day. Not bad! Thanks to those who contributed ideas, conversation and coffee and Romsey Festival for being such an awesome event to be part of.
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