Thanks to Willow Croft for arranging and conducting an eco interview with me. Great to reminisce about environment, travelling and writing with someone I feel is on the same wavelength on those topics; and dredge up some memories of writers and creations that influenced me, from somewhere in my memory!
Marc Latham has an interview on Front Row Lit, where he talks about his poetry and writing influences and inspirations, and plans for a new Folding Mirrors poetry book. And he followed it up on the Greenygrey website with the following update:
‘… shaping up with my next project: 242 Folding Mirror Poems and Reflections.
I thought I had 122 (one spare) unpublished Folding Mirror poems until recently, but then noticed I’d included one of somebody else’s poems, and one of mine twice! So, I’ve got one more to create, but have a couple of ideas, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
After copying all the poems into a word document I mirrored them with reflections, which are a mixture of old and new thoughts and poems. I am now sorting them into chapter categories such as psychological, social, cultural, travel, nature, folklore and fiction, literary and space. It’s quite boring and tedious work, but necessary. It also makes me absorb the poems, which should be helpful in understanding what topics I’ve focused on, as I haven’t really read them since their creation. Hopefully it won’t take too long to complete the book.’
Marc Latham has an interview and two poems published in the December issue of etips, which is available for free if you sign up at the Norfolk poets site from the link on the left.
The first poem is an old one with a bipolar theme, while the second is the hiking Hadrian’s Wall poem that has the ‘bipolar’ Folding Mirror format.