Angel

Today I felt inspired to continue with yesterday's supernatural theme. Source text: The Encyclopaedia of Fantasy by John Clute and John Grant. The version I used is the weighty hardback. However, this incredible resource is now available online. It is worth checking out! For more blackout poems click here.

How To Be an Effective Ghost

Today's NaPoWriMo prompt: Many years ago, “didactic” poetry was very common – in other words, poetry that explicitly sought to instruct the reader in some kind of skill or knowledge, whether moral, philosophical, or practical. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write the latter kind of “how to” poem – a didactic poem that …

I Am Thirsty Now

A woman is lying on the ground. She can’t get up. I think she will pull me down into the earth. I run, I run from the earth. My mother is lying on the ground. She is sleep. She is darkness. She is tears. She sucks the world into her belly and it never comes …

The Mirror of You is Waiting

This comics poem is a response to today's NaPoWriMo prompt: Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make …

Fortune Cookie

Today's NaPoWriMo prompt: The number 13 is often considered unlucky, so today I’d like to challenge you to beat the bad luck away with a poem inspired by fortune cookies. In honour of the fortune cookie theme, I broke out a bottle of Chinese Ink. This was my first time using this ink in a comic. …

The Walk

Adventure, the unknown Art, the life of the artist becomes the work of; perhaps this day can be my work of Artist, I am a performance Back, you are always just on the point of turning; do you need to turn? Beautiful, isn't this? Bench, sometimes you may need to sit on a Ceremony, anything …

A trio of book spine poems

Blueprints Talking to my body - enormous smallness. A book of luminous things. Blind willow, sleeping woman, black swan, white raven - are you my mother? Blueprints for building better girls: everyone's just so so special. Blabber blabber blabber everything.   There Picture this: the narrow road to the interior through the woods. East of …