Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine Issue 31 – November 2017

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.

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5 Things I Learned From Our First Online Book Launch

Two weeks ago, we had our first online book launch here at Peeking Cat Poetry. I thought of having a book launch because I wanted the release of our new anthology to be extra special – a real event. During the event, an attendee said it was her first online book launch and that she was interested to see how it worked. Well, so was I! And that brings me onto the first of five things I learned from organising and hosting our first online book launch:

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Peeking Cat Anthology 2017 Online Book Launch Roundup!

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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Writer Interview: Gaynor Kane

 
 When and why did you first start writing?

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.

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Writer Interview: Kersten Christianson

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.

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