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, based on the blog of the same name, is available from Bloodaxe Books. Love for Now, my memoir of cancer, is published by Impress Books. Deck Shoes, a book of prose memoir and criticism, and The Afterlife, my fifth book of poems, are available now from Impress Books and Worple Press. My current research project is Young Poets' Stories: https://youngpoetsstories.com/. This blog is archived by the British Library. View all posts by Anthony Wilson