Great news for Rachel McAlpine. Full post here
I am excited and honoured to have been chosen as one of the writers in residence at Yeonhui Art Space in Seoul for the month of September. Everything about this residency gives me such a buzz.
Rachel McAlpine’s new collection of poems will be published next year, and may be called Elsie’s Book of Strategies.
Full post at Write into Life here
Interesting reading – especially when trouble turns up because a reader believes your fictions!
‘If you intend to be a poet and to publish your work, it’ll be a lot of fun but be prepared for three things:
That’s the deal!
I’m pretty sure that most people believe that any poem that seems to be about a real person is about a real person. And particularly if you write in a confessional style, people will naturally assume that you are confessing the truth about yourself.
This phenomenon is a mixed blessing. I’ve often been labelled a poet of the confessional school, and yes yes yes, I do want people to plunge into my poems and suspend disbelief. Sometimes my poems are true — in fact I hope they all seem that way, and that you can’t tell the difference.’