Living in a dark city with very tall, spiky buildings- black spires against a dark blue, or purple sky. Cats are very high up in the city. I’m very high up. I can see myself, now, walking home from work, on a decline. Now, in a cafe, bright in the day or the night, it is winter.
Coming home from work and calmly doing the dishes. I’m alone and I can see it’s autumn, outside.
Having a cup of tea and watching a cartoon about dragons. In a living room, there’s a white throw, cushions, and a landline telephone.
On Saturday I’ll be reading at WORD IS POWER, a benefit gig for South London Solidarity Federation (http://www.solfed.org.uk/local/south-london) and the Anti-Raids Network (https://network23.org/antiraids/).
Here’s the info:
Then on Sunday, in Hastings, I’ll be reading at this event:
Please come along!
I’ll be reading at this Open Mic night tomorrow, at The Feminist Library. Have a look at the FB page for more information.
Something really exciting is happening!
From Saturday 25th- Sunday 26th August there’s going to be fundraising events for The Feminist Library which if you don’t know is an amazing archive collection of literature from the Women’s Liberation Movement. The Library is run entirely run by volunteers and is in serious need of more funding to save it from closure.
The weekend will start off with Girls Get Busy Zine Fest at The Shacklewell Arms (Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB)
On the Sunday there will be a fête at the library itself (5 Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1 7XW, Near Elephant and Castle and Waterloo) and I will be doing a poetry reading with Rachael Allen:( http://selectedpoems.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/selected-poet-4-rachael-allen-new-work/ http://clinicpresents.com/) which I’m really excited about. We’re also going to do a poetry workshop together which should be interesting.
Other events on Sunday are as follows:
* Agit Prop
* Food and cake stalls
* Tea, coffee and bar
* Kids’ Space with Activities and face-painting
* Film Screenings:
5pm – Persepolis
9pm – Women Without Men
Girls Get Busy Zine
More events and activities TBC
For a more succinct description of the event have a look at the Facebook Page .
Yay! Here’s my second poem for Limbo.
Good news everyone!
My poem ’Piropo on International Woman’s Day’ has been published on Limboquarterly.com.