My Début Poetry Pamphlet to be Published – Shapes of Motherhood by Alien Buddha Press

Ops, forgot to share the good news here! My début is to be published by Alien Buddha Press and soon.

It’s a work that I’m very happy with – made up of concrete poetry, asemic poetry, visual poetry, and written word poetry. Most of the poetry is conceptual but I did include a very personal and almost lyrical / spoken work poem.

Many thanks to Allien Buhhda Press and their cool punk vibes. I do like saying things like – oh I can’t have tea now…I’ve gotta sort something for my publisher!

I must say that all the experience from editing (both reading, the technical side and the typesetting) has really helped me work with this independent press.

Also, as an editor myself, I know what I want and know how to work to make it happen. Earlier there was an issue with three of my concrete poems (printing software gets funny with images with words – so it was technical)

I was ruthless and cut them.


And in their place I added one of my “normal” almost lyrical / deffo contemporary and kinda spoken word poems that is three pages long and has some blackout.

It was a truly liberating experience to work with this press and I’m excited to share this début with the world!