Just a bit of fun or a serious venture? A non-starter or an internet phenomenon? Time will tell, but Poet Tips, Robert Peake's new project, is an intriguing enterprise that I'll be following with interest over the coming weeks and months.
A demo version is now available to view here. I must admit I'll never be a fan of flow charts in any walk of life, but there's much to admire in the opening statement:
"If you are writing poetry, you need to be reading lots of poetry. But it can be hard to know where to begin. Why not start with who you know you like, and let our crowd-sourced recommendations lead you to your next favourite poet?"
There's a myth I've grown up with that the black notes are harder. "They're not," says my son, categorically, this evening. He realises that I am a pupil ...