MOON: 24 Hour Poetry Chapbook Challenge I
Released 4th March 2022
The idea for this chapbook you’re now reading came from a simple thought: would it be possible to write, format and release a booklet within the space of just twenty-four hours?
A prompt went out on Thursday to participating poets with just one word, ‘moon’, and a picture: Two Men Contemplating the Moon (1825-30) by Caspar David Friedrich. It is believed the image was partly the inspiration for Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot. Thankfully, unlike Godot, by Friday, the poems did arrive.
What you read now is the combined efforts of all the poets; many thanks to all of them for agreeing to take part and sending in their work: Glen Wilson; Marion Clarke; Pauline Fayne; Marcus Keeley; Gillian Pencavel; Frances Corkey Thompson; Geraldine O'Kane, David Braziel; Shirley Bork; Andrew Ward; Ellie Rose McKee; Helen Hastings; Julie McNeill; Ann McCollum, Liz Houchin; Phoebe Brigginshaw; Marina Esler; and Colin Dardis.