Stirred: Transformed News

Hello all,

Stirred: Transformations has just passed through our lives. It was an excellent night with amazing guests Nicole May and Emma Wootton. Many thanks to our open micers: Steph Pike, Andrew Lawson, Angela Smith, Nadine Andie, Sara Haywood and Sarah Grace Logan.

Our task was to find a poem within a news article, more commonly known as found poetry. This went so well we have about 11 found poems which I will post over the next few weeks. For this post here are the two winning pieces from last night:


Winner of the Easter themed Prize

(obviously taken from a recipe for Hummus from the Guardian)

Hot And Nuts

This heavenly eastern Anatolia. The word hummus is the name for Arabic, ubiquitous version of the Middle East. This is arguably the most delicious way to enjoy it.

Serves 4-6

Drained and rinsed seeds crushed oil freshly squeezed creamy salt and pepper nuts crusty and marinated to serve

Preheat mark tip into an electric blender or whizz to a thick paste.

Whizz until really thick and smooth.

Whizz until loosened and season

into small brown nutty aroma

Serve immediately.


Thank you for that one Nick.


Winner of the Spoon Prize

(taken from article about recent film, Starred Up)

thought flickers

meeting time and place

hearing ‘I’d kill you’

A terrifying act


Am I to blame for the story?

who is the friend who is reviving the word

Blood guided him

The dragon entered the world


Bewildered years led to poetry

Unlocked the place of safety.


Many thanks for that one Angela Smith.


Be on the look out for the other found poems trickling their way through this blog over the next few weeks.

Upcoming Stirred is on 28th April. Theme: Mirrors 





The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

Posted in Events, Guest Poet, Poetry Scrawls, Reviews

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