Synonyms | NaPoWriMo #3

Today was a slow day a rest day a still day a low day a high day a cake day a pie day a lie day a peace day a hush day a calm day a good day a mute day a cute day a snow day a sun day but not a sunday, aContinue reading “Synonyms | NaPoWriMo #3”

Your Plant | NaPoWriMo #2

Softly. Softly. Lattice in the seeds. Softly. Softly. Latch upon the soil. Slowly. Slowly. Sit with the sunrise. Gently. Gently. Kiss the earth. Softly. Softly. Kip the passion. Softly. Softly. Lay upon the soil. Slowly. Slowly. Lather it with snot. Gently. Gently. Sit by its roots. Softly. Softly. See the seed push through soil. Gently.Continue reading “Your Plant | NaPoWriMo #2”

Giraffe | NaPoWriMo #1

We find ourselves in chairs comfortable, near enough to feel his knees, his breath. We watch one another, with eyes full of all the faces aside from the one before us. But still, we change the scene, and draw our mouths up towards eyes trying to uncrack stiff faces so that something, anything, will happen.Continue reading “Giraffe | NaPoWriMo #1”

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Poetry Journey

Since 2017, I’ve been a part of the London spoken word poetry community, hopping from open mics to poetry slams to gigs, sharing my poetry with people. And seeing as March marks the first time I ever performed at an open mic, I thought it would be fun to reflect on my journey, and think about 5 things I wish I knew before I became a spoken word poet.

Why queer art & writing is important | QUEER Anthology – REVIEW 🏳️‍🌈

Title: QUEER: LGBT writing from Ancient Times to YesterdayAuthor: Various (edited by Frank Wynne)Genres: Short Stories, Poetry, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Novel (extracts)Release Date: Jan 21, 2021Head of Zeus • Bookshop.org (UK)  Queer history and queer experiences of all forms are captured so well in this anthology. This book validated my own queer identity, whilst expanding my definition ofContinue reading “Why queer art & writing is important | QUEER Anthology – REVIEW 🏳️‍🌈”

3 Book Memories | Happy World Book Day! 📚

Hello everyone, and happy World Book Day! It’s amazing how books can be like time capsules, holding memories of a specific part of your life – wouldn’t you agree? In that vain, I thought I’d write a quick post, sharing 3 special memories of 3 special books of mine. (Of course, I could pick WAYContinue reading “3 Book Memories | Happy World Book Day! 📚”

Shojo Anime Haikus 🌸

So, yesterday was Valentine’s Day. And whilst I am no longer a single pringle, I still could not go see my partner because it’s illegal in the UK (we love the Tory government). But I still wanted to do something romantic, something fun, something cute, on my own. And so, I watched episode 14 (forContinue reading “Shojo Anime Haikus 🌸”

Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay – REVIEW | BBYNA Book Tour

Ever wondered what happened to Alice after Wonderland? H.J. Ramsay tells you, in her great YA novel Ever Alice.