"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Friday, 13 April 2012
Poetry at Agenda
Happy Friday, lovely people. You can find three poems of mine over at Agenda right now, if you fancy a read. Below are some extracts.
The Other Woman
Eve takes a bite, and spits
lime acid between the parted grass, and to hell with this:
this moulding green, finger tips tripping on fig leaves cut
and coloured, splayed, sun-dialled and pinned...
memories of your sister in a full-body wetsuit
Letters had been found in bags. Cut and stick newspaper notes
like it’s the movies. So we took her away.
She looked out of place against the motor. It was its corners,
and her hair as she pushed the back seats down flat to sit. Like a tank.
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto and she is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
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