My newest collection with all money going toward the running costs of Beir Bua Press. Available to buy now.
Introduction to Womxn Heatwave Mama
For me, it’s about holding the concrete and abstract in the one sentence, juxtaposition, flipping the tables in a hospital after getting bad news but ( in reality – being too mannerly to react (don’t want to be upsetting people)) using words on a silent page to be the bulldog life never let you become. Triggering you to react, confusing you, leaving breadcrumbs for a happy conclusion only to be left – annoying the mind to expand.
Laurence Sterne, a Clonmel man, Anglo-Irish, in the 1700s was well read and used his bookish smarts to create (recreate) something new – the avant-garde, 200 years before it became a thing. He played with the form of expectation of what a book was just as bookish technology was in its toddlerhood. He included black pages to mourn the death of a character. Nothing happened that was relevant to the title, no happy conclusions were made, dashes, asterisks, and grammar was reinvented…..