The street is not a street

I am diving into comics poetry this Autumn, inspired by Bianca Stone's online poetry comics class. What is a comics poem and how do you go about writing/drawing one? In the happy absence of fixed methods and definitions, I began checking out this mysterious territory. I started with the text from my recent poem, Fox, …

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. …

Comics Poetry

It's not the poem, it's not the drawing – it's a new beast altogether! - Bianca Stone, The New York Comics Symposium I love comics. And I love poetry. Recently, I have been concerned I might have to ditch one in favour of the other at the start of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month). However, when …