2nd May 2013
Poetry in the Post
A Fixer from Northern Ireland is getting behind an idea to send hope-filled poetry to the public to help brighten up their day.
Lead Fixer El Gruer (24) from Portstewart supports the Fixers campaign, which involves surprising various members of the community with anonymous poetry sent in the post.
The Fix will target the general public as well as specific groups like nursing homes and those who they feel may need a ‘pick-me-up’.
‘My passion for this project comes from my love of creative writing. Poetry can lift the human spirit and this is the main reason I want to be a part of this project,’ explains El.
The poetry is written by contemporary poets and will be sent in little red envelopes under the pseudonym ‘Little Red’ with the aim of making the reader feel ‘happy and uplifted’.
‘The hope is that people will be uplifted by this random act of kindness,’ El says.
‘Each envelope would be sent anonymously by 'Little Red' with the aim of spreading happiness among people who feel lonely.
‘Some people will put them up on their fridges - others will keep them as souvenirs.
‘Hopefully people will be encouraged in their own situations and seek to do the same for others, so that life for all becomes enriched.’