The online book is a collection of poems and artwork created by students during the Wadham Poetry Collective’s fortnightly ‘Poetry in Practice’ free-writing sessions and during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.
Wadham Poetry Collective was founded last year with the aim of bringing writers together from across the Wadham community, reimagining poetry as a practice, not ‘a thing’.
The group is run (and this collection is edited) by undergraduates and founders Dot Foster (English, 2019) and Eli Rubiés (Classics, 2019) along with Grace Spencer (English, 2019) and Ruth Thrush (English, 2019).
“The Wadham Poetry Collective is an informal and inclusive creative writing group for people of all levels of experience. We hope that you enjoy this showcase of our community’s talent, and that it might inspire your own creative practice,” commented the editors.
The collection of 17 illustrated poems range in subject from ‘Suit Bag’ and ‘The Things in Our Room’ to 'The Moon' and ‘The Wasp’.
Any Wadham students interested in joining the collective are encouraged to follow the groups' social media pages, where events and updates are frequently posted.
Poetry in Practice
Contributors and Artists
Gerda Krivaite; Devi Sastry; Eli Rubiés; Eleanor Fullwood; Grace Spencer; Charlotte Grayson; Marcelina Jagielka; Isobel Falk; Catherine Cibulskis; Ruth Thrush; Karan Lalwani; Dot Foster; Rosa Arthur; Aditya Ghosh; Zahra Grieve; Calum Taylor; Jemima Swain
Jemima Swain; Fred Seddon; Eleanor Fullwood; Alfie Carter; Maisie Honey; Grace Spencer; Marcelina Jagielka; Michela Giachino; Rosa Arthur; Ruth Thrush; Eli Rubiés