iMAGE bY bRYONY lOVE
iMAGE bY bRYONY lOVE
I really am the worst at this whole blog/website thing.
So what has been occurring at the slug colony?
I am very psyched to say that I will be performing at Datableeder FIVE in Canterbury on Wednesday 29th May—alongside Azad Ashim Sharma, Robert Kiely, Caspar Heinemann, Nancy Gaffield & Katrine Lynn Solvaag—which is pretty INSANE as ^^ these beans are fucking awesome. Really honoured to be among the bill.
As well as doing a lot of self-healing & discovering that I'm actually NOT the worst person on the planet—I am exceptionally honoured to say that I have been doing some editorial work for Arc Publications' new & unfathomably important anthology I am Rohingya, which brings together sixteen new Rohingya poets, many still living in the camps, and will be the first collection of Rohingya poetry published in English. This book is the labour love of the exceptional James Byrne and Shehzar Doja, who I am immensely humbled to have worked with—even if my contribution to this book was teeny in comparison to the crucial work that these beans have been doing. You can pre-order I am Rohingya here.
In support of the Rohingya cause the irreplaceable John Kinsella has written a gut-punch of a poem & statement over on his site, which can be accessed here, John's work & general approach to writing/life has been immeasurably important to my own writing, if you are unaware of him (which is BAFFLING to me) then please go & fall in love with him—thanks.
My next bit of news is still reeling a little in my dusty toad skull—I have very recently joined the amazing team over at MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture as a Creative Editor. There is more to this announcement but I am keeping schtum about it until I can scream about the next phase of this. But it's exciting—trust. Until then I will continue to do a jaunty dance around my house.
I AM WRITING
Yes you heard that right. It's painful, consuming & a pain in the arse, but I am doing it & will have new work to perform at the aforementioned event—so come? Or don't.
Over & out my dudes. Stay amphibian.
Writer/Artist//Events Co-ordinator/Editor/All around book & weird addict/Cat Enthusiast.
A Toad & Slug simultaneously.
What am I listening to?(Updated Every-so-often)
Full of Hell
Anna von Hausswolff
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