Over my April poetry writing marathon, 3 poems really stuck out to me. So here are three audio recordings of me speaking the three poems!
Gifts To My Blog Patrons
At the end of every month, I dive into my pile of drafts to dust off ~1000 words of fiction to share with my patrons. (Why 1000 words? So that it will be a quick & easy read!) I'll also include some notes at the end explaining why I originally wrote the piece, how I'm feeling about it, and maybe some other feedback I've received on it.
This March, I share with my patrons an attempt at a short piece of autofiction (fictionalized autobiography). My goals are to experiment with polyphony and scene transitions between overlapping memories.
"I heard a noise, high and disturbing, utterly unfamiliar. It was coming from a huge truck parked a few metres ahead of us..."
"This here, this was the big reason Sol hadn’t wanted to live with their grandmothers (...)"
"There was, between two busy boulevards, a blind alley where grapevines and rosehips and dandelion bushes had long since taken over the edges of the disorderly back courtyards."