The Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology 2019: The Symbiosis of Artistic Literature and Science by Utilising Personification.

‘By attributing personal nature and human characteristics onto the bear, Riley and the other Ginkgo poets engage with individuals ‘at a deeper and potentially more affective level’ than science…’

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”