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Poetry Challenges

Professor David Morley"What is the secret of Poetry?" - this is the question that Prof David Morley asks in the first of his series of Poetry Challenges on Friday 30 April 2010.

The Poetry Challenges follow on from Prof Ian Stewart's successful Maths Challenges series set on the Warwick Challenges blog and via the social networking site, Twitter.

Each Friday for the next 11 weeks there will be a new poetry podcast workshop where Professor David Morley will explore the wonderful word-world of poetry, share some of his own poems and challenge you to find the poet within you.

The challenges will be published on the Warwick Challenges blog and on the University Twitter account (@warwickuni). To be the first to hear about each new challenge, follow the University of Warwick on Twitter and don't forget to use the #warwickchallenges hashtag.

There is space on the Warwick Challenges blog for people to share their responses to the poetry challenges where others will be able to appreciate them and Professor Morley will make an appearance from time to time.

Professor David Morley

David Morley is Director of the Warwick Writing Programme at The University of Warwick where he is Professor of Writing and was Director of the inaugural Warwick Prize for Writing.

Professor Morley is the award-winning writer of nine books of poetry and the editor of six anthologies of new fiction and poetry. He writes criticism, essays and reviews for The Guardian, PN Review and Poetry Review. His next book of poems is Enchantment from Carcanet and he recently published a new book of Romany poems The Invisible Kings, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing.

In 2008, Professor Morley produced a series of creative Writing Challenges designed to help listeners develop their creativity and talent as a writer and reader.