Thursday, 16 May 2013
My full length poetry project is now called FRILLS (after a poem in it) and is currently entered into two book prizes. This project includes a lot of things that have already appeared in chapbook and zine form, but I thought that there is a reason to bring them together in this way and there are plenty of poems in it that nobody has read yet.
This means that when it comes to thinking about another chapbook or full length project I'm going to be thinking on different lines. It will be a different project.
In other news I also had two brand poems accepted for a zine that Clara Lipfert and Jasmin Risk are putting together. Watch out for those!
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Roxanne Carter's Beyond This Point Are Monsters. It is a gorgeous, gothic novel centering on the drama of two women - darling and duchess, a house and the sea. The novel is formed by a series of episodes inspired by a 1960s US soap opera called Dark Shadows. I so recommend this book! It is dreamy, disturbing, cinematic.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
It has been Autumn for awhile here now and is really starting to feel like winter, but I spent the last of the summery weather over the Easter break on another Southern escape. While I was there I wrote quite a few poems that were unrelated to any bigger project - this is a really freeing thing to do. Now that I'm back I'm thinking about my full length poetry manuscript again. I submitted to one full length competition last year, but what I have probably wasn't enough to feel like a manuscript. There's still a lot more writing and re-writing I need to do, although I do have a lot of stuff and it's also a matter of selection.
Thursday, 21 March 2013
It's Complicated - a great zine edited by Judy Berman & Niina Pollari
I would also recommend the roundtable with women publishers the is happening at Delirious Hem right now. It features Kristy Bowen, Gina Abelkop, Kristina Marie Darling and Lisa Marie Basile amongst others!
Here are a few cinematic inspirations for one of my current projects which I've already mentioned elsewhere - something about two fashionable girls loosely inspired by alice in wonderland/chytilova/celine and julie go boating/fashion/the1960s/now/adventures etc
Of course, I've already used the film Daisies as direct inspiration for poems in We Speak Girl, but this is not going to be a collage poem or a directly inspired by any one thing poem series. It's more a bunch of inspirations informing a story I'm creating.