This time last year I did a long retrospective post on what I read in 2017, I thought about doing the same format this year an '18 best reads of 2018' list but I realised that what I had to say about my reading this year was a lot more complex than a simple list … Continue reading My 2018 in Books
It happened again. I stopped blogging for months. I'd been doing so well, posting weekly blogs, poems, reviews, essays, varied formats, the whole works. I'd just celebrated 50 followers and 200 likes a couple of weeks before complete silence. I was enjoying running this blog as well, which is the only important thing really, so … Continue reading Where have I been?
This poem I feel like speaks for itself, it is set in a precise moment but also all of my life. I sat on the grass in the park and felt the night rain bleed through the bandage of my blanket, the back of my legs cold, the sunrays kissed my gooseflesh and transformed me. … Continue reading Poetry Wednesday – Week 7 – The Middle of May
'Death Note' is a Japanese Manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It was originally published in 12 volumes and has been reprinted into 6 books, which include two volumes each, called the 'Black Edition' which is what I've been reading. It was adapted for television into a 37 episode anime series in 2006-7 of … Continue reading “Sometimes, the questions are complicated – and the answers are simple”: A Review of ‘Death Note’
Kind gory death poem? Loosely inspired by the film 'Brokeback Mountain' and the documentary 'Matthew Shepard Was A Friend Of Mine'. Tire Iron Peach fuzz cheek deconstructed, the hard bone stone within, deep tones of red and darkness. Steel rust and blood lust. Distended pulseless tongue an old man grey. Half seen eye like … Continue reading Poetry Wednesday – Week 6 – Tire Iron
This is my 50th post on this blog so I thought it was a fitting time for a quick update and a big thank you! In the past week I past 50 followers and 200 likes, which I know doesn't sound like a lot in this world of multi-millionaire follower counts on instagram influencers, but … Continue reading Thank You!
Definition of a zine: a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter In this case the unconventional subject matter in question is death. https://youtu.be/maZr07A1xg8 My zine is called 'I Mortal' and I am looking for submissions on the subject of death - what does death mean to you? … Continue reading I’m Making a Zine and Need Your Help!
I took a break from poetry Wednesday last week to publish something important, but I'm back this week! I like writing poems about death okay. This one is called 'Breathe'. Breathe Fresh archaeological soil, Carved stone relief, These things we hide behind – The green grass overturned To the earth he’s returned. This him, … Continue reading Poetry Wednesday – Week 4 – Breathe
A few weeks on from posting 'Three Years of Books - A Reflection' it has become my most liked, most viewed, and responded to post of all time on my blog. I'm really happy about that, I put a lot of work and thought into it and was actually pretty proud of what I've produced. The … Continue reading The Cost of My Degree – A Reflection
It feels very strange to sit down and formally write this post about something that now seems like such a natural part of my life. At first it was hard, and part of me thought it wasn't worth all the effort but now I don't think too hard about being vegan, it just comes naturally. … Continue reading 6 Months As A Vegan – How Do I Feel Now?