In praise of the pencil sharpener…

IMG_5346 This poem has just been published by Taylor & Francis Online prior to publication in English in Education. I have 50 free eprints of the poem. If you’d like a copy please drop me a line and share your stationery stories too.



  1. Hello Sue, I am a community artist in New Mexico, USA (I run creative writing workshops for people who are homeless, incarcerated and/or mentally ill. Any chance I could get a copy of this poem to share with students? I have two wonderful stationery poems from students I could send you, but would prefer to do by email if possible and if you would like to see them. Many thanks,


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