I am not sure how this is going to turn out. It was something somebody said in response to my recent post about deciding to leave Facebook. Something about Lent and giving things up, which I think is what most people who have even heard of Lent associate it with. Chocolate. Alcohol. All that stuff. So I wondered to myself, What if I took something up for Lent instead?’ Something that would require commitment. Something that would require committing to celebrating, to ruminating, to thinking out loud? This challenge: The LentBlogs is born. (Sundays are excluded in Lent, for they are feast days. Plus, we all need a day off.) I don’t know where this is going. I don’t know where this is going to take me. I don’t know what I am doing. I will be glad for your company.
Published by Anthony Wilson
I am a lecturer, poet and writing tutor. I work in teacher and medical education at the University of Exeter. My anthology Lifesaving Poems was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015. In 2012 I published Riddance (Worple Press), a collection of poems, and Love for Now (Impress Books), a memoir, about my experience of cancer. My most recent books are Deck Shoes (Impress Books, 2019), a book of prose memoir and criticism, and The Afterlife (Worple Press, 2019). In 2023 I will publish The Wind and the Rain, my sixth collection of poems, with Blue Diode Press. My current research project, with Sue Dymoke from Nottingham Trent University and funded by the Foyle Foundation, is Young Poets' Stories: https://youngpoetsstories.com/. This blog is archived by the British Library. View all posts by Anthony Wilson