They’re back but this time made of wood rather than plastic!
After the calls for a second edition of Poetry Wholes we’ve finally succumb. For information about the first edition click HERE
Poet Stephen Emmerson has worked with if p then q to create the incredible Poetry Wholes, Second Edition. An explanation of what they are is below. And below that are some images of the box and its contexts along with two overjoyed users who, two years later, are still on work experience at if p then q. The Poetry Wholes are made of high quality mdf and come housed in a box with a set of instructions. Unlimited edition. Copies will also be available to use at The Poetry Library London and Special collections at The University of Buffalo.
What are they? Each Poetry Wholes contains 5 templates which you can use to make instantaneous poetry in a range of styles. Choose from the following:
- The Sonnet
- ‘Vito Acconci’
- The Ballad
- The ‘Slash’
How do I use them? Simply take a regular ‘A5’ size book such as a novel or a book of poems and place your template over the top. Now you have a poem!
How do I record my poem? Try writing them down the old fashioned way with a pen, photograph them or even cut the poem out using a craft knife – remember if you don’t own the book you should get permission from the owner before doing this!
Why not try? Literary texts and other ‘A5’ size books are not the only things to try! Why not try old packaging found around the house, your favourite websites or magazine and billboard adverts. The possibilities are endless!
See more below and follow the link to purchase.
The Wholes out of the box
The Wholes in the box
Using ‘Vito Acconci’ on The 78 Storey Tree House by Andy Griffiths
“her sons do w” (The slash on Mark Venezia’s Jackson Pollock)
Tom Gates by Liz Pichon gets minimised
A sonnet made from James Davies’ Plants