Visual Verse is a collaboration. An anthology of art, poetry, short fiction and non-fiction.

Each month we supply a compelling image and invite writers – published or unpublished – to submit a piece in response.

Visual Verse is a celebration. Of the drama of seeing and the desire to express it. Of the things that inspire us, move us, and that we find hardest to articulate.

Visual Verse is a challenge. We offer you the chance to experience the rush of writing without overthinking. Sometimes strange, sometimes beautiful, let the picture be the start of something you can’t predict: your own response.

Published by The Curved House

Publisher/Curator: Kristen Harrison
Editor-in-Chief: Preti Taneja
Deputy Editor: Lucie Stevens
Submissions Editors: Isabel Brooks, Luke Larkin
Creative Director/Designer: Mr Pete Lewis

Copyright to the works published on this website are held by the respective authors and artists. No part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrievable system, or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the authors and artists. Please contact individuals for permission.

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We would like to thank our patrons for supporting Visual Verse and for their creative and artistic input in the development of this project.

Bernardine Evaristo
Cathy Galvin
Mark Garry
Andrew Motion
Marc Schlossman
Ali Smith