Since starting to write poetry, I’ve looked for various sources of inspiration when faced with the block caused by that blank page. In writing about health issues, I’ve used poetry to explore how it can help to express feelings about topics people don’t like to talk about. The MOT is a poem dealing with women’s experiences of cervical screening. Burnout as the title suggests, deals with stress and poor mental health among professionals. Other posts in this section draw attention to different forms of inspiration including poetry inspired by art (The Embrace, Orion and Lepus), protest poetry (Sonnet for our Universities) and poems inspired by other poets (Unrequited).

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