Does poetry work better as words on a page, or is it better performed? Is it better to be read, or heard? When I hear a poem read by the poet, often it sounds different than how I hear it in my mind – not only the poet’s syntax, but even their natural accent can make a change to how a poem sounds.
With that in mind, here’s my latest poetry-video-selfie. What do you get if you combine one poet plus one ipad? Depends on the verse! This is a metaphysical one of mine that was first published in Inclement Magazine Summer 2011 Issue.
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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