Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

How does Sarah Crossan render trauma in her poetic novel, Here is the Beehive? Book Description: ‘Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and briefly snatched weekends, they have built a world with none but the two of them in it. ButContinue reading “Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan”

Poetics Devices: How the Kenning Works

Kenning I have been working on my poem Blackthorn on and off from March 2019 . During this time, the poem has gone through many changes. The current poem is version twenty-one. In this post, my focus is on the use of the poetic device kenning, which I have utilised on the second line ofContinue reading “Poetics Devices: How the Kenning Works”

Poetic Devices: Omission and Inclusion in Haiku

Subtext In his book of translated Haiku, The Moon in the Pines, Richard Clements says, upon reading a Haiku, the reader is ‘startled into a momentary but full understanding of the poet’s experience’ in that moment of reading. However, the words don’t quite capture the fullness of the moment. Through the inscription of a ‘partialContinue reading “Poetic Devices: Omission and Inclusion in Haiku”