Lis’ Poetry Place

Writer and poet Lis McDermott commercial portrait, taken by Barbara Leatham Photography on March 15th 2021.

Come and join us in our poetry place,

Play with words, rhyme and sound

To write the longest poem, there is no race

But we have fun, in a supportive space,

Where poetry friendships abound.

This is a monthly online poetry group, which I set up for anyone who wants to write poetry and have fun with words, and meet up regularly.

I want poetry to be accessible to everyone and not be something that is thought of as a ‘high-brow’, inaccessible, almost foreign idea, which is how many people see this literary art.

Poetry can be great fun. It is about expressing yourself through words. Playing with words, exploring their sounds, meanings, and how they work together.

The group is small and we would happily welcome more members.

The group range from people who regularly write poetry, but haven’t yet published, to other’s who write occasionally, but enjoy hearing poetry read and learning about new poetry forms.

Each month I set four prompts for people to write about. They don’t have to stick to just those

 prompts, but it is fascinating to see how people in the group view the same idea in totally different ways, producing a great variety of poetry.

Everyone sends their poems into me for feedback, and then during the meeting I read the poems to everyone.

We share poems by our favourite poets, which often means, introducing people to poets they have never heard of.

In the near future, we hope to publish an anthology of the poems that have been written during the year.

To this end, each group member pays £10 per month, which is being saved, by me, to pay for the cost of publishing the anthology professionally.

We meet on the last Saturday of each month from 2- 3pm.

If you would like to know more about the group, or possibly come and join us one month to see what it is all about, please contact me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read my anthology:

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