NaPoWriMo: Day 30




The final post for NaPoWriMo! This found poem was constructed from an excerpt from What We Talk about When We Talk about Love, a short story by Raymond Carver, borrowed from the collection Where I’m Calling From.

I hope you enjoyed my project of ekphrastic haiku and erasure poetry. Please let me know which ones were your favourites!



New poem in Rogue Agent journal

image shows a concrete wall, half-tiled with green tiles. Text reads: new poem, The Trip Up.The Trip Up is a poem about feeling different because of a chronic illness. When people find out, or when you tell them, reactions are mostly uncomfortable. In one moment you become “an other” and people become unsure around you.

You can read the poem here in the latest issue of Rogue Agent.


Just a bit of news. I have just finished a poetry course with Manchester Metropolitan University, and during the course I wrote a poem which I have called ‘Sitting Room with Circus Lion’. I got a good review for it from another student (thank you Igor), and I’m reasonably happy with it as it stands, but to be sure I’ll leave it for a few weeks and then have another look.

Later this week, I’ll be posting my new microfiction ‘Theseus’s Ship’. So check back if you would like to read it!

And finally, I recently had a haibun accepted by haibun and tanka prose journal Haibun Today. The new issue is out now, so head over there if you would like to read the piece:

Reclamation (Haibun Today)