Sometimes I like to write blog posts about how to do things that I myself am not necessarily very good at. Today is one of those days.
Issue 31 is here, and now available to read right here on the Peeking Cat Poetry website! If you enjoy reading the magazine, please consider buying a print copy for only £2.99 excluding postage.
Hello all! As promised, here is a roundup of events from our first ever online book launch! The launch took place on Sunday 15th October for two hours, and it featured interviews, competitions, and more to celebrate the launch of Peeking Cat Anthology 2017! If you missed the event, don’t worry because not only is everything on the Facebook page, but I’ve put together a summary of everything that happened, right here.
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When I turned 40, instead of buying a sports car, I decided to begin an Open University degree. I signed up to creative writing as my last module towards a BA (Hons) Humanities with Literature. In preparation, I attended some writing workshops and have been writing ever since.
Whilst I started writing as part of my academic learning, I very quickly realised that through it I was learning about myself. I found myself writing about past experiences and discovering how cathartic it was to put those thoughts and feelings into words.
When and why did you first start writing?
I wrote my first book review of Sark’s Succulent, Wild Woman in 1997 for the journal Alaska Women Speak. At the time, I was living in a cabin on Kalifornsky Beach Road, gazing at Cook Inlet and Mt. Redoubt near Kenai, Alaska. It is no wonder my jump into poetry was effortless. The switch in genre gave me the chance to wrangle with and process my everyday brush with nature and its allure. That’s not to say that writing poetry is an easy task; to the contrary. Writing takes dedication and concentrated practice.