Moor Poets is a community of poets based in and around the Dartmoor area. We aim to help poets of all levels of experience with the development of their work and to share our enthusiasm for poetry as widely as possible.
On this website you can find details of Moor Poets’ own events and publications. You can also find information about other poetry events, as well as books and poems by our members. You can find us on Facebook too.
More details on the Moor Poets Events page.
MARKMAKERS AND MOOR POETS -- A creative collaboration of artists and writers
This is an invitation from the local Markmakers – a collection of artists, printmakers, and very creative people!
We are all very keen on developing a relationship with Moor Poets, creating an interactive relationship in which poets and visual artists alike create, and perhaps co-create. As part of this, we are interested in opportunities for us to write poetry, and perhaps for poets to mark-make; as well as opportunities for us to work alongside each other responding to the same stimuli or to each other's work.
November public Exhibition:
We will be holding our November exhibition at Birdwood House in Totnes, and are interested in using haiku as a focus, because of their direct connection to image and their accessibility. We have been exploring haiga, the paintings that sometimes accompany haiku. While many like the short form that haiku take, there was also interest in exploring the linked/longer form haiku.”
Thursday evening group sessions (involving poets and visual artists) – Join them at their regular sessions on: 16 May; 30 May;13 June
“We meet 7-9pm at the Mansion in Totnes (36A Fore Street, TQ9 5RP), which has an art studio where we work. I would envision maybe each of these sessions could be 'led' (in the loosest possible way!) by a poet and a visual artist, who could work together to organise some prompts or themes for their session.
We’d love to schedule one or two daytime sessions during May/June/July, perhaps on weekends, working out what is best for everyone. These could be anywhere and take the form of going out somewhere interesting e.g. going to visit a hay meadow for a couple of hours, followed by a few hours in a nearby Village Hall (e.g. Buckland in the Moor) working from our notes and sketches.”
Summer (mid June - mid September) on Thursday evenings:
From the week commencing 17th June, Markmakers goes outside each Thursday evening to draw and paint in various locations (e.g. along the Dart, Saddle Tor, Teignmouth Back Beach, Bovey Heath, Buckfastleigh Old Church, etc. We wondered if some Moor Poets might be interested in joining us in responding to the world around us in these sessions, either in direct collaboration with visual artists, or simply alongside us? In some cases, 'walking and looking together' activities could be arranged. I am hopeful that some of you will want to join us in this.
By the middle/end of September, we will need to be completing any work to be submitted to a curation meeting for decisions on inclusion in the exhibition. We wondered if poets who had been working with us through this process over the spring and summer might be interested in opportunities to read, perform, create sound pieces, etc. for the exhibition?
If you are interested to join in this exciting collaboration between Moor Poets and Markmakers, please contact us to let us know, ask questions etc.:
Pat Fleming (Moor Poets): firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Pirie (Markmakers): email@example.com
Our latest anthology, which is out now.