This haiga was inspired by images of animals walking through deserted towns during the first lockdown.
I have been editing and re-working some of the poems from my previous zine The Seeker. But this piece remains unchanged, because someone said it was their favourite piece.
When I read Gayl Jones’s poem Deep Song if felt moved to write my own version of it. I loved the way she played with the blues strophe, a style which is very different from anything I’ve written before. I took her poem as a template and transposed an experience of my own onto it as a poetry exercise. I quite like the result.
Yes I am celebrating my birthday today, and the best way I know to do that is to share some of my latest poetry with you.
This poem is from the zine I have been working on over the summer. It contains eight new poems and three collage art illustrations.
The zine is called Profoundly Pandora and it is available on Etsy.