This poem is commended in the second Bloodaxe Archive challenge on Young Poets Network, White Space. This was part of a series of writing challenges asking young poets worldwide to respond to the digital Bloodaxe Archive. This particular challenge was written by Sinéad Morrissey, who challenged young poets worldwide to write poems using white space. Hannah comments, "I wrote this when thinking about the year I've had as a student, and the moments I've missed through being in a different city at certain times."

Things I should have done in person, that I did over the phone instead

by Hannah Ross

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