Mapping the Soul-Skin #10



Postcardia-cum-Poetica #62

Created from the Gerhard Reichter promo card for The Life in Images, currently at GOMA. Words from Women Who Run With The Wolves.

The Metamorphosis of The Time Traveler’s Wife

The entire collection of the art-poem postcard series of The Metamorphosis ofThe Time Traveler’s Wife is now available on my Facebook author page.

The series, completed earlier in the year, explores themes of resurrection, transmutation and the warp and weft of time (to lesser and greater extents). Built from the pages of Audrey Niffenegger’s sci-fi classic and chosen by friends in alignment with the philosophy of bibliomancy, it was my first foray into abstract water colours.

The poems are all for sale (unless otherwise noted). Each is postcard sized, one-of-a-kind, $25 plus postage. To organise the purchase of a poem, leave a message on my Facebook page.

Here are a few of my favourites…

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #61

Card is Robert Scholten‘s Afro Funk (2016) via Avant Card. Words from Women Who Run With The Wolves.

Mapping The Soul-Skin #8

Something bloody exciting happened this week. A character started talking in my head. It’s been the longest time since this has happened for a solo project. Even more exciting – I know how these Soul-Map poems may be wound in. A fortnight ago Nicole Cody told me to listen for a voice, that something would rise up from the small words of my poetry. As always, it’s never what you think it is!

This fortnight gone, I’ve been working on postcard tarot readings and maybe it was the act of being daily engaged in writing, or it was the return of nightly walks, or a bit of both, that a story had started to flow.

And chatting writing this weekend, as I caught up with a handful of friends who were in Brissy for GenreCon, the story took the leaps of creative faith it does when ideas are shared and I now have a flimsy gossamer structure of a story. It’s more than I’ve had for two years regarding this idea.

There is such a thrill standing in the cusp of a story. Now, like almost everyone I know, it’s the task of making time to write!! The act of writing (for me) is always the easy bit.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #60

This was the first postcard poem I made as part of a new postcardia tarot reading I’ve been trialling. The poem didn’t really work for the clients that I’ve got, and I had to ditch the book that I had so lovingly cut up. Absolutely works here though, and I know Kim will enjoy a slightly bigger than usual missive.

Image is taken from Breathe (Issue 3) and in the cutting frenzy that accompanied the preparation of the postcards I didn’t note down the photographer’s name as none of the work was intended to be made public. Words from Colum McCann’s Thirteen Ways of Looking.