Hello and welcome
I grew up listening to rap and so my love of words began.
I am now 38, and in June 2014 I decided to publish my poems on a blog. I have written over 400 short poems in the last few months, but recently culled almost 200 of them. A cathartic exercise. They are sitting in my virtual trash can!
The purpose of my blog is to find my poetry voice. I deeply admire poets with a distinctive style. I have been through a few phases including classical romantic, haiku, writer’s block and nonsense verse. I wrote 50 short very nonsensical verses in September 2014 though they are not currently on my blog.
I’m now in a lyric verse phase. I love the sound of certain words, the repetition of words, the way words can merge or clash to great effect. I’ve recently come across” jazz poetry” and I feel an affinity with it. The 1920s-30s is one of my favourite periods in terms of creativity.
I wonder what kind of writer I will be when I “grow up”, I will probably decide I am always growing but never becoming!
I read poetry everyday on Twitter and have started borrowing books from my library again. I enjoy reading Noel Coward, Oscar Wilde, T S Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Edward Lear and I am keen to read more Langston Hughes.
Here is something about the rest of me:
My life so far has been a series of job-related phases, I’ve worked as a lawyer, designer, personal assistant, sales person … each aspect satisfied a different part of me at the time and I’ve met many wonderful people along the way.
I love Strauss waltzes, Chopin, The Rat Pack, R&B, hip hop, dancing, surrealist art, interval running, healthy food, Radio 4, synchronicity, and above all, words.
I am an INFJ.
All words in this blog are my own. All photos are my own other than the one of me above, that was taken by a talented friend in Berlin.
Once a month I will post an “About Me” update on my mission to find my voice.
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to connecting with you.