If you think you might be stalled, if you’re feeling sorry for yourself, if you want to be a writer….read this. It’s great.
How I put The Art of Falling together
In May 2012 my first pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was published by Smith/Doorstop. Having the pamphlet published felt completely different to having my first full-length collection The Art of Falling published by Seren in April 2015. For a start, when the pamphlet was published, I didn’t stop writing. It felt like I was just getting started with working out what I wanted to say. From what I remember though, I didn’t carry on writing poems with the aim of getting a collection together. I just kept writing. When I had what I thought were enough poems, I started to make a list of the themes I was writing about:
I put these words into bubbles and then drew a line to link each poem up with a word, sometimes…
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