I spent a good deal of last year feeding my writing to a shredder. It got to the point where I was shredding more than I was writing. Instead of having piles of paper I had piles of tiny pieces of paper. I thought it was about time the archives were replenished. Hence a £7 poem.
Two years ago I stood outside a bar in Milan begging for money on Kickstarter to fund a pen, a note book and a coffee. Six poems followed. I'd kinda like to complete the sequence of twenty four that I promised. I'm feeling pretty gloomy, despondent and rather saturnine about it all to be honest. Perfect for poetry.
Risks and challenges
There are many risks involved in writing poetry. These include: 1) Prolonged bouts of melancholia. 2) Laudanum addiction. 3) Eventual madness. There is also every possibility that A) I will not finish the poem or B) the poem will be rubbish. In case A) the poem will be presented as an unfinished work. Case B) will probably result in one or a combination of the following: 1) Prolonged bouts of melancholia. 2) Laudanum addiction 3) Eventual madness.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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