Just over a month ago I read, all in one sitting, Rupi Kaur's 'Milk and Honey' collection of poetry. Nowadays, in the mass production culture of crime thriller's and holiday reads, poetry collections rarely get a look in. However for over a year I had been seeing the same images, compact beautiful poetry, simple line… Continue reading Rupi Kaur’s ‘Milk and Honey’: The Poetry of Bravery.
Myself and my good friend, Annie (also work colleague check out her Insta here) have itchy travel feet at the moment, something I've been feeling since returning from Budapest in November last year. So, to satiate the need a little we decided to take a day trip to somewhere in the UK and the North… Continue reading Discovering Durham: aka The Cutest Place in The North.
You might have noticed that I didn't post Writing on Wednesdays this week, and that is because I have been busy spending my time off this week doing cool things! So, this Saturday I will be posting/blogging about my trip to Durham with my friend Annie, pushing back the post on Rupi Kaur's 'Milk and… Continue reading Change of scheduled weekly post this weekend.
From a young age my mother filled my childhood with magic, ideas of paganism, mysticism, faeries, old kingdoms, wizards and spirits. How did she do this? Books. Whether it was Tolkien's The Hobbit, his Lord of The Rings trilogy or books on giants, her love for books and art has inspired my endless fascination with… Continue reading From Celtic Immortal to a New Kind of Vampire.
As you know, I usually post on Friday evenings but due to an impromptu and unplanned visit home to my mum's I haven't been able to polish this weeks post on drafting poetry up to a standard I want to post. But it's not an entire disaster because I am going to finish it tomorrow… Continue reading A slight delay…
So, now that we have a set date every week (if you haven't read my post about this, find it here), I thought I'd tease you all a bit with what I am planning! Next week - April 14th: 'The Arrival and the language of film', a kind of review, kind of discussion on how… Continue reading The next 3 weeks of posts from me…
Last year, in the early summer after I had completed my dissertation for Uni, I had one last creative writing portfolio to complete. This portfolio ended up taking the form of a collection called 'Documents on The Mysteries of Dark Matter', comprising of experimental poetry that focused on the idea of dark matter, dark energy… Continue reading Back to Black: revisiting dark matter and poetry.
The voice of a story be it first person, an omniscient third person narrator, a third person focalised narrator (where the narrator is separate but not necessarily as distant as your standard omniscient voice) is often overlooked, going unnoticed; like a transparent filter we read through but are unaware of. I remember the first time… Continue reading ‘Look at this tangle of thorns’: Narrative Voice and Deception.