Sunday, 17 February 2013
"How do poems grow? They grow out of your life"
I've had a couple of poems published in the latest issue of Shot Glass Journal, an American journal produced by Muse Pie Press and specialising in short-form poetry. (They also published me last year.) You can find my poems on this link: http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/clarissa_aykroyd1.html
'Krakow' was written about four and a half years ago, after my visit to the city, and 'Battersea Park, December' is only a couple of months old. The photograph above was partial inspiration.
I think the two poems work quite well as a pair, as they are both poems about place and displacement, in different ways.
The quotation "How do poems grow? They grow out of your life" is from American poet Robert Penn Warren.