The submission window for Oxford Is My Home: the Lockdown Edition closes on 11th May. So if you’d like to be a part of this zine, where we capture all the perspectives on living through corona, then here’s all the ways you can get work to us.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ring us on 0800 0096754 and leave a message and we’ll transcribe your story or poem
Post your creations to Oxford is My Home, Makespace Oxford, 1 Aristotle Lane, OX2 6TP
Need some more inspiration?
I’ve created some writing prompts to help get the creative sparks flying. Check them out on the Oxford Poetry Library website – https://oxfordpoetrylibrary.wordpress.com/news-events/ where you’ll also find all the details for how you can send your work.
Here’s my favourite:
A Strange Conversation
For strange times, why not try a nonsense poem. Imagine you were interviewing a stranger about what it is like to live in self-isolation. Write down all the questions you might like to ask them. Then answer them yourself!
- Write down a list of 8 questions which you could ask someone to understand their experience of lockdown (we have some ideas to start you off).
- Answer each questions using exactly 8 words. If you fancy more of a challenge, rhyme your answers with an A, B, A, B, C, D, C, D structure.
- Now mix up each question with a different answer from your list.
- You can also try a different version where you remove all of the questions, and shape your poem just from the answers.
If you are with someone else you can also try this version.
- Each person writes the 8 questions they would like to ask.
- Swap your pages and answer the other person’s question using exactly 8 words.
- Then mix all the questions and answers up to create two zany poems.