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  • Black Box – BOOK REVIEW

    Nov 18, 2020 by

    In a new series on my blog, I will be writing essays of the texts I am currently studying for my Creative Writing MA course, including my own opinions on the piece as well as a look into the creative devices each writer employs. Black Box is a revitalising and unusual short story that was… Read more

  • The Argonauts – BOOK REVIEW

    Nov 12, 2020 by

    In a new series on my blog, I will be writing essays of the texts I am currently studying for my Creative Writing MA course, including my own opinions on the piece as well as a look into the creative devices each writer employs. Nelson’s The Argonauts is technically a memoir, but also functions as… Read more

  • Wretchedness – BOOK REVIEW

    Nov 4, 2020 by

    In a new series on my blog, I will be writing essays of the texts I am currently studying for my Creative Writing MA course, including my own opinions on the piece as well as a look into the creative devices each writer employs. I would best describe Andrzej Tichý’s book as that feeling you… Read more

  • Lives Other Than My Own – BOOK REVIEW

    Oct 26, 2020 by

    In a new series on my blog, I will be writing essays of the texts I am currently studying for my Creative Writing MA course, including my own opinions on the piece as well as a look into the creative devices each writer employs. Lives Other Than My Own places Carrère between two families who… Read more

  • Intimations – BOOK REVIEW

    Oct 18, 2020 by

    In a new series on my blog, I will be writing essays of the texts I am currently studying for my Creative Writing MA course, including my own opinions on the piece as well as a look into the creative devices each writer employs. In his review of Intimations for The New York Times, John… Read more

  • Verging the Sea

    Jul 17, 2020 by

    Verging the sea,her arms lift toremove cobwebs.Rocks lacerate herfeet, she is instantlyunconscious ofher own starvation. The week, achingher neck, slowlybackstrokes awaypulling the din ofphones, emails and alitany of mucky kitchensinto a sandy obscurity. Salty seaweed salivakisses her wounds andplaits her hair intothe rock pools, awayfrom her weekday,to be embraced bythe unbridled ocean. My blog reached… Read more

  • We All Watch Ourselves on Skype

    May 5, 2020 by

    I’m such a bad Skyper! I keep looking at myself how I talk how I Zoom how I existIt’s just vanity I put make-up on today I putmake-up on which I haven’t worn in ageswhich has become my new standard ofdiscipline So you’re delivering this meeting this quiz this therapy this catch-upI’m sorry, but I… Read more

  • Last Chance at the Leaving Do

    Mar 30, 2020 by

    Defensive cubicles hide your growing apathy. It’s like a musty scarf covering your mouth. You reek of printer-inked coffee-stained passivity. Dave’s fluorescent “party” tie explodes through the room divider cracks. You’re choking on your own groans by this point. An absence of light is followed by a chordof ABBA, strobes, a chorus of cheersthat’s like… Read more

  • Bass Guitar

    Feb 2, 2020 by

    You beat, after the drums You strum, low and monotonous Like factory smoke spluttering You are background Hurtled into musical oblivion When a guitar begins Twangy and static and Unmoving and angry Like metal scaffolding The building site underneath The roaring arena Until you are isolated Then the melody emerges Which you were playing All… Read more

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