If facing the paper, your thought is 'I am an artist', you have no clue what to do. If the concepts of your function are, 'I am a shape maker, an entertainer, an expressive symbol collector'...then you have an explicit road map. Edgar Whitney

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Blackmail Press #32 is Live

Blackmail Press #32 is live. You can read my poems here.

One Handed Woman is a character I made that reflects some of the questions I have about being a woman with feminism as my birth right. How did it shape me? Advantages, disadvantages, even disabilities? The poem is part of an ongoing dialogue I have with my contemporaries.

Emissary to a Neighbouring Kingdom, The Parson Falls in Love and Goes Mad and One Left for a Hero, came from a paper I read sometime last year on the disconnection men feel from traditional archetypes. These poems are my reflections on this sociological phenomenon, the characters are the king, the cleric and the hero respectively.  I am continuing to write in this series, several more are included in my manuscript, A Machine of Herbs and Flowers

The Water Gleaners is a retelling of the story of Oberon, Titania and the fairy Mustard Seed from A Midsummer Nights Dream. It’s a story built around my concerns for the politicizing and future distribution of potable water.

Enjoy Blackmail Press #32, there are some wonderful poets included. It’s a great read.