I just read Rimbaud’s Illuminations for the first time.
It's been a while... I haven't written a poem since Beltaine. And, as the reader will attest, not a blog post either. Litha, or Summer Solstice, the Celtic season just passing is the Solar Energetic peak of the year, the time of greatest energy for accomplishment and productivity - getting things done and bringing things … Continue reading Being a Writer When Not Writing : Litha & Lammas
Submissions are open until 11pm on 21 June and the anthology will be published in 2020.
The anthology, which began as a moment of triumph and cautious celebration, now also feels like a moment of protest ~ with women's bodies and our rights to choose what we do with them coming under increasing attack.
Embodying this erotic pulse through my writing practice, I turn again to Gertrude Stein.
The poems collected in Atha use collage techniques to anchor into the reality of this moment. Refusing to avoid the challenges and political crises of our time, while navigating a deeper channel of the possibility of utopia that can be accessed even now.
May is going to be a particularly abundant month for my writing, poetry and performance! So I've made a timeline for you here!
Four poems written for Waterweek 2019.
Ostara's writing practice grows both roots and shoots from the seeds planted at Imbolc.
Here it is! The Atha cover design by Joe Evans!