Thursday, January 19, 2017
After much toing and froing Madame Ecosse is finally at the printers - I'm so looking forward to seeing the book jump out of my head (off the page) and come to life as a real thing!
I did a phone interview for Napier University student magazine about my writing which you can read the write-up of here.
I'm enjoying having time to read and start to write again. Tentatively writing notes, odd lines and images - slowing feeling my way back into writing mode. I've been reading James Wright and today I started reading Adam Zagajewski's Unseen Hand collection - wonderful wonderful poems.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Now is the time to break back into that distant memory of writing poems - put an end to post-holiday fatigue and discipline the days again.
Spend an hour a day close reading The Golden Bough, making notes
Start working on random poems to break the inertia - read Lawrence and Bhatt for inspiration
Read Read Read
Continue this until the bones of a theme start to reveal themselves
Happy New Year!