Egad. I find myself on tour, of blogs.
My friend and fellow student Liz Lefroy – a fine poet who you can actually google – asked me to do this. She’s a very good poet so I said yes. I mean, maybe by doing what she says, I’ll catch some of the sensitivity and precision of her language.
I can catch viruses online, so why not good things, or virtuous viruses? You see? Already I have a lot of alliteration. This makes savvy sense, no?
For this blog tour I have to answer questions. They’re quite hard.
What am I working on? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. As I have about a quintillionish readers, tracking you all down would take a long time and might get in the way of my top secret project.
Suffice to say ‘gaze’ and ‘perception’. Sort of like esse and percipi with a bit of digital topspin. But I’m keeping the tree, yeah, no what I mean?
How does my work differ from others of this genre? Um. All poets are special and unique. We’re sort of like people in that regard, but with rhymes. And alliteration.
Why do I write what I do? Because I like doing it and doing it makes me feel happy.
How does my writing process work? It’s not clear yet that it does work. It might be broken or malformed, something to do with switching in the worker files, I gather, which is, horribly, a reference to one of my very own poems. Which Liz says might not be a poem.
I’m having a little tut at that idea, Liz.
I write when something nags at me or interests me strangely, as they say. Then I try to be exact. Then I fall in love with what I’ve written. Then people I trust say it could be better. So I have another go.
Then it gets published. Okay, one thing has got published in Verse Kraken. Or two if you count my poem on womenpoetswearingsweatpants.com which I only submitted to because I misread it as women poets swearing – wet pants and then I found out they took all submissions, which spoilt it a bit for me.
And it is all about me.
If you’re completely perplexed, then so am I. You can be in my perplexed poets posse.
Yes! I’m catching it, I’m catching it.
Anyone who wants to have a go – go for it. It’s really, really fun.