Simon Maddrell, born in the Isle of Man in 1965, lives in Brighton & Hove and writes as a queer Manx man, thriving with HIV. His two pamphlets are Throatbone (UnCollected Press, July 2020) and Queerfella (The Rialto, Dec. 2020).
When / why did you start writing poetry? – answers in adjectives
Grievous, mournful, sorrowful, shameful, senseless
How do you write a poem? – answer in five verbs.
Think, feel, dig, dig, dig
What is your definition of what experimental poetry is?
Poetry that the literati gatekeepers say you shouldn’t write about or is written in a way that the say isn’t poetry
Have you done many interviews before? Do you find them repetitive? Repetitive? Repetitive?
No, no, well yes.
What’s a favorite snack you like when poet-ing?
What are you kinda obsessed by?
Do you tell your social circle about your poet-ing?
I just tell them I eat too much ice cream
How do you rebel?
Eat ice cream in public
Tell me a literary / science fact or joke, please.
The Americans didn’t invent popcorn
What’s your fav colour, poet, snack. (this is your pen name!)
Blue James Ice
Simon MaddrellTwitter: @QueerManxPoetFacebook: @simonmaddrellpoetryInstagram: @simonmaddrell SoundCloud: @simonmaddrellPayPal: https://paypal.me/simonmaddrellMobile: +44 7753 826804
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