Poetry Shelf poets on poems: Rachel Lockwood on essa may ranapiri’s ‘she cut her face shaving’

Originally posted on NZ Poetry Shelf:
                             ‘She Cut Her Face Shaving’ essa may ranapiri (from ransack, Victoria University Press, 2019) essa may ranapiri’s work frequently explores the uncomfortable boundaries that exist in binary gender, and uses form and technique to push readers away from conventional approaches to both gender and poetry.? Everything in their…

Interweaving

Originally posted on Nocturne Ophidia:
? Yesterday I conducted a Keeping her Keys ritual intended to interweave the Upper Self, Bodily Self and Under-Self. It was not initially intended to do the ritual on the full moon but I do believe to some degree that going with a gut instinct of ‘rightness’ in terms of…

A Pair of Pearls and Funny Girls

Originally posted on Bonnywood Manor:
A biography, in snippets… ? Barbara Joan Streisand, day one, dripping wet: “Hello!” Ida, mother, catching her breath after the nexus exodus, looking down: “Meh. Maybe the next one will be prettier.” Barbara: “But I can sing and dance and crack jokes!” Ida: “That’s nice. Here, play with this Matzah…

MARITAL RAPE

Originally posted on Moody Tales:
I jolted when my hand touched the hot cup of Chai. With thoughtslooming over, I headed to the dining table where my husband and in-laws were discussing news and politics. As I craned my neck to seethe clock, I realized it was time for me to head over for work.Although…

That Woman

Originally posted on Nelly Cherry:
You are that woman Despite anyone’s views or judgments You are that woman who can do it all You are that woman who can have it all You are that woman who can set the bar high Not needing permission to achieve your ambition You are that woman who can…

TSU Social Media Is Now Live!

Originally posted on alltheeabove:
Looking for new social media options then check out TSU Social. A supportive place where creatives get rewarded for their work. Options once include charitable donations or earnings for content posted. So if your tiered of platforms living off your ideas then free yourself from the usual and try something different.…