I challenge you to write a poem in the form of a fan letter to a celebrity. Now, this could be a celebrity from long ago, and needn’t be an actor or singer (though it could be). You could write to George Washington or Dorothy Dandridge, Marie Curie or The Weekend. Happy writing!

OK, I thought you’d got me here.  I despise the word ‘celebrity’ and anything to do with ‘celebrity culture’ – where anyone who has had a role in a soap or has wailed briefly on ‘The Voice’ is referred to as a ‘star’.  I have never written a fan letter in my life.  But then I had some unexpected fun with it.  This poem is, I think, better for being short.

Hiya Jane, I just wanted to say
your books are like totally awesome.
OMG I never thought Emma would
finish up with that Mr Knightley;
I mean he calls in on like the first page
and sits with her and her dad and that.
I never saw it coming.  Amazeballs.
And OMG Pride and Prejudice was so cool.
Have to say the title didn’t grab me  –
it was like kind of abstract? –
but I started reading and I was like
how are they all going to get a guy?
Another page turner, and some
well fit soldiers too.  Thanks, Jane.  x