April is National Poetry Month! I believe poetry is for every month (as I’m sure plenty of people do) but what’s wrong with a special month just for poetry? Let’s celebrate it.
Four questions is my aim to feature as many poets as I can possibly get on this blog during the next four weeks, and perhaps beyond that.
Thank you to the writers below for answering my questions. I appreciate them taking the time to do so, and I do hope that you enjoy the insights into their writing lives as much as I did. The majority of the writers here are self-published or published by an independent press and need a little *extra* help in the marketing department, as we don’t have the budget or staff that traditional publishers might have to reach the readers that will take our words to their hearts. Word of mouth is a wonderful thing for us. Tell the people around you about us, share your favourite books once you have read them, engage in our social media posts, request your local library add a copy of an independently published book to their shelves, start a conversation!
I do hope you will find a new found love for a poet, or even poetry itself if you think that poetry isn’t for you, while reading these Q&As.
Please do use the share buttons, and help spread the love for poetry.
Writers featured so far
editor of the Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine & author of Empowerthy
author of Wayward Daughters and Watch the Deer
author of Cottontail Games : Monsters & Lovers
author of Pulling Words and Think of Me
author of Afterlife, Dear Judas, The Body Remembers and Underworld
Host of Cafe Del Nino Poetry Nights and creator of poetry prints and zines
author of She used to be on a Milk Carton
author of Nothing left to Lose
author of Bad Anatomy
author of This Someone I Call Stranger
author of Table for One
author of Moon full of Moons and Small Stones from the River
author of Like a B Movie
author of Dreams you Thought were Lost
author of ;Recovery and Painful Broken Sunshine
author of Tailgating at the Gates of Hell, When Severed Ears sing you Songs, Just Because you’ve been Hospitalized for Depression Doesn’t mean you are Kayne West, and Those who Favour Fire those who Pray to Fire
author of Shattered Pieces and Our Own Battles
author of There is Beauty in the Bleeding
author of Sublingual
author of Carnival Games
author of This is not a Spectacle, and Digging Holes to another Continent
author of Confessions of a Self-Loathing Narcissist
author of My Wings were made to Fly
author of Storm of Hope
author of As Good as Gold
author of Sexting with Ghosts.
author of Kith and Kin
author of Crown of Stars
author of Pink Plastic House
author of Soft in the Middle and Sunfish
author of The Mermarium
author of Glimmerglass Girl
author of Drinking Poetry
author of House of Grace
author of Lutapolii
author of Driven
author of The Crossing Place