Three of my poems are out in Dead Snakes this month, alongside Wayne Russell and Donal Mahoney. Last year, one of Joseph Robert’s poems also appeared in Dead Snakes – you can read his poem here. My latest batch of poems are poetic weirdos that deal with refuse in the mind. We all have stagnant thoughts, do we not? But when the junkyard collects too much detritus, the question we have to ask ourselves is: what can be salvaged? A poem will extract the nutrients that can be used to make the body stronger – if the crap doesn’t kill you first. But if nothing can be salvaged from the rubble, then do what you must and flush it down the crapper where it belongs!
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About Leilanie Stewart
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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