Are you tired of waking up to headlines about coronavirus? Why not start your day off by reading a poem instead? Enter…..’Poems for Breakfast’!
One of the best things about moving to Oxford was discovering the wondrous pedal-powered ‘Oxford Poetry Library’. It’s run by powerhouse Phoebe Nicholson and a committed group of volunteers, of which I’m one. Our vision is that by bringing poetry into the local community, we want to introduce as many people as possible to the joys and benefits of reading poems, as well as nurture the existing community of writers and readers around the city.
I’ve been involved for the last couple of years delivering writing workshops to the Oxford community. As you can imagine, coronavirus has put a stop to many of the activities we had scheduled.
So we’re using our free time to bring poetry to the community in a virtual format.
One of these initiatives is super simple – you can sign up to receive a poem in your inbox every morning. We’ve had amazing feedback so far about how people have find this a bright and uplifting way to start their day, so necessary during this crisis. So, if you fancy a poem for breakfast….