I started to think about the difference between inside and outside a lot this year. This (very) short film brings some of these thoughts out into the ‘open’.
The latest audio anthology, or ‘virtual poetry night’, by Sydney based collective Fondue includes work inspired by the visual prompt of “Bi-head with White T-shirt”, a ceramic work by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.
My poem ‘Two Trees’, makes up a part of the anthology.
The feline’s eyes were sparkling green.
She looked at him with purpose.
She then turned to the door.
“Do you want to go out?”
“’Course I do,” she growled loudly.
He’d no idea she liked outside.
A new poem ‘I am a receptacle’ can be viewed on Instagram TV via the link below.
Beneath the Wheel by Hermann Hesse
Hesse’s ‘spiritual autobiography’ is both compelling and profound. Filled with beautiful passages documenting the romantic appeal of nature, the book is a studied view of humanity’s place in the world.
Exploring a young person’s (Hans Giebenrath, standing in for Hesse himself) journey through education, ambition, and their inability to fit into society’s rigid structures, the book offers an impassioned and melancholic account of adolescent life on the edges.
If they move to a different
part of the flat
the signal strength
The download speeds
and so does the
Talking gets easier.
when they move
away from the
I could make my case
I could float my vote
And hope it doesn’t sink
Or arrive too late in the post
And leave me with
Citizen adrift anxiety