January was dark. In January I spent the days looking for the light and counting the clock ticking a minute more of daylight for days on end. In January Olivia and I read Her Body and Other Parties, pulling it apart thread by thread on her bedroom floor. We marvelled at her terrifying articulation of femininity and […]Read more "My Year (in books)"
I finished rereading A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book. Last time I read it I wrote myself a hangover cure: visit the V&A museum, take up pottery, frolic in the English countryside, read Peter Pan, drink tea, sleep. So, behold, a collection of cures for that book that made you suffer: the best of the reading remedies from this […]Read more "Reading Remedies (Part II)"
Pixel Picks – occasional links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. This one brings Ali Smith (always), angry females, libraries and trees, literary movements, and walking tunes. Enjoy. One of my favourite lit mags, Five Dials, published an Ali Smith short story titled The Female Gays. I’m a hoe for anything Ali Smith, […]Read more "Pixel Picks. XVI"
As I was leaving work yesterday, I bumped into a friend. The sun was setting ahead of me so I couldn’t see who had called my name, but as I wheeled my bike closer, there she was, a manifestation out of the syrupy sunshine. She had just gotten off the bus, and had a book […]Read more "On Place and Space in Literature"
The world is quiet here, in this wee corner of the internet, but not because I’ve stopped writing. Sometimes a blog feels like shouting into the void, especially because platforms such as wordpress or blogger don’t cultivate a sense of community as places like instagram or twitter do. So although I love my blog, I […]Read more "Recently"