On the hunt for guerrilla poetry: Guerrilla poetry: a guest blog for the Children’s Poetry Summit

Edible poems by Poetry Digest

In my book Saturdays at the Imaginarium there’s a poem called ‘The Poetry Guerrilla’ featuring a mysterious character who sneaks poems into strange locations for people to find – inside a boiled egg, etched onto an aspirin, etc. You can read – and also hear me reading – the poem at nationalpoetryday.co.uk/poem/the-poetry-guerrilla 

I was really chuffed when a school in London got in touch to say that the poem had inspired them to create their own guerrilla poetry project, and that got me thinking about some of the amazing things I’ve come across since I started getting interested in poetry guerrilla-ing. I wrote about a a few of them – from poetry ‘bombs’ and edible poems, to poetic street signs and clothing – in a recent blog for the Children’s Poetry Summit, which you can check out here: https://childrenspoetrysummit.com/2021/09/30/shauna-darling-robertson-guerrilla-poetry

Perhaps there’s something in there that might inspire some guerrilla tactics of your own…?

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