Friday, 18 April 2014

Off the Map

I'm disappearing off the map (not really - but definitely to a place that has bush nearby and intermittent internet access) for a bit. I'm going to hang out on the porch, drink tea, work on my writing, possibly do a few bits of vintage shopping in between. There may be deer. I've also made a conscious decision to let go of a few frustrations of recent months. The future can be whatever I make it and that's quite an exciting thing.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

anthologies and zines

the yolo pages sounds like an interesting collection of alt lit and internet inspired writing and features Ji Yoon Lee and Lara Glenum amongst others.

Illuminati Girl Gang Vol. 4. features Kate Durbin and many awesome others.

I Love Roses When They're Past Their Best features Carina Finn and Bunny Rogers.

I've started work on a physical fanzine - you'll be able to get a copy from me when I've completed it should you so desire one.

I also have something in the Birds of Lace 2013 subscribers only anthology alongside all the other 2013 BoL authors. It's a prose piece I wrote last year called Pink Fizzy Crush. 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Kali Uchis

I know I'm a little late to Kali Uchis, but I have to say that her mixtape is the most exciting rap related thing I have heard lately. I'm hooked already. She isn't strictly rap though - she's as much a soul and r n' b singer as a rapper. Tracks like "Sunset" are soulful and cool whilst "Mucho Gusto" is like early Kitty Pryde if she was digging in a crate of scrathy old vinyl. Her style and aesthetic are wonderful too. I'm really looking forward to her upcoming project Por Vida. I have shared a few more of her songs and videos on my music video tumblr to avoid clogging up this blog with them.

Saturday, 5 April 2014


I'm planning on watching this film in it's entirety. Meanwhile, I came across this musical clip from it with Adam Ant.

Good News

Birds of Lace have almost reached the halfway point of their kickstarter campaign and are almost halfway there with the funding! If you haven't already and are interested, do consider taking part and partaking of some awesome literature!

One of my favourite writers Kari Larsen has just shared the news that her first book, a book of criticism on GIRLS is due out from Lost Angelene press! I love GIRLS and I love Kari's writing even more so this is a dream come true.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

1990s Nostalgia

In my jazz class right now we are dancing to this - a true piece of 1990s nostalgia!

Submit etc!

Submit to Girl Canon. There are a lot of awesome alternative canons there already. I have sent in one of mine too. The whole idea of it is that it can be any texts you like and it recognizes the fact that our personal canons are ever evolving.

Submit to the next issue of HAG - ECTOPLASMS. Details here. HAG come up with the best themes ever.

This one makes me think of this essay by Kate Durbin which is still the best thing ever as well.

I've also decided that my full length project needs a fourth section - rituals of the girl is a far too obvious title for it, but I really want to bring in all these ideas and they don't seem to fit into any of the others.

I also finally got my hands on Ross Brighton's new chapbook from Mike Kitchell's Solar Luxuriance - it's so so good.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Poetry Video

I created my first poetry video over the weekend. I ended up recording it twice as the file type of the first one wasn't easy to upload. The second slightly abbreviated (minus evening gloves, still with a couple of mistakes) You Tube version is viewable here. It was a lot of fun to do. The video includes poems from both of my chapbooks, HAG, Finery and some new stuff. Thanks to Gina and Jasmin for your enthusiasm about this!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Birds of Lace 2014

I have so much love for Gina Abelkop's Birds of Lace! She has just launched a kickstarter for their 2014 titles with rewards ranging from a letterpress broadside or one of the 2013 titles to all four 2014 chapbooks (which will all be letterpressed) and four letterpress broadsides plus customized letterpress stationary. I'm sure it will all be so so great!

p.s yes, that is The Mysteries of Laura amongst the chapbooks in the picture!