SEA: 24 Hour Chapbook Challenge II
Released 2nd May 2022
Welcome to the second in our sporadic series of 24-hour chapbooks. 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 callout for poets to take part when out of social media at the start of the week. They signed up, only knowing that a prompt would be received at some stage that week. On Sunday 1st Mat at 6.30pm, the prompt was sent: just one word, ‘Sea’, and a picture: Two Crabs (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh. The painting is a personal favourite, although only one crab is featured on the cover here – the crab on the left of the painting is displaying its underbelly, and not as visually pleasing, but the picture had already inspired two poems from myself previously, so it must be doing something right…
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:
Catherine Ann Cullen, Orla Fay, Mark Russell, Ellie Rose McKee, Wendy Young, Geraldine O'Kane, Martin McKenna, Sandee Bree Breathnach, Andrew Ward, Claire Burn, Niamh McNally, Stephen Knox, Pauline Fayne, Helen Hastings and P.W. Bridgman.